Maybe we should ask people to leave their cellphones at the door of the church. That way, they wouldn’t ring while I am preaching, as they have done weekly for the past 4-6 weeks. Of course, people would need to bring a physical Bible since many use the Bible app on their phone.
This past week, I vented to our staff about cell phones in church and proposed buying a cell phone jammer for the worship services, that is, until I learned they were illegal. Oh well, we’ll just have to remind people to silence their phone before the worship service starts.