1. Travis Perry says:

    I think I would be more distressed by air conditioning going away from the church in Texas I attend than electronic gadgets… (HOW DID PEOPLE LIVE HERE WITHOUT AC?)

  2. Jane Rozek says:

    Hardships or a crisis always seems to draw us closer to God. How strange! Perhaps there’s a purpose for our chaotic struggles in life then? 🙂

  3. Rachel L says:

    I’m like Travis Perry – I would miss air conditioning since I live in the southern part of the USA. But I would like to think that in the event of an EMP, people would once again connect in person rather than in social media. If I want to visit with a family member or friend, I pick up the phone and call if I can’t go visit in person for whatever reason.

    This is the main reason I’m not on Facebook – I like the personal interaction.

    • If we got attacked by an EMP, we’d probably be too busy trying to survive (possibly competing with our neighbors in order to do so). Or, we would be too busy fighting whoever set the EMP on us in the first place.

  4. DD says:

    William R. Forstchen’s One Second After trilogy paints a realistic picture of an EMP aftermath. I don’t recall how much religion played into the story, but a very good read on a subject people need to pay attention to.

  5. Kathleen J Eavenson says:

    Adding to DD’s comment about novels: there have been a number of books on EMPs/solar eruptions that I can think of. A number of Christian authors have thought about this. Here’s a partial list of which I’m aware (again, Christian authors only):
    Larry Burkett – Solar Flare (Yeah, the finances guy)

    Terri Blackstock – Restoration series (4)
    Last Light;
    Night Light;
    True Light;
    Dawn’s Light
    (Blackstock being Blackstock, there’s a mystery of course)

    Jolina Petersheim – The Alliance (Christy finalist 2 years ago)
    The Divide (followup novel)

    Vanetta Chapman – Remnant series
    Deep Shadow;
    Raging Storm;
    Light of Dawn

    Petersheim & Chapman brought out their first novels the same year.
    There’s at least one more, came out between (?) Burkett & Blackstock; had a questionable religious leader becoming a *big* deal politically after the disaster.

  6. It’s not completely analogous, because our cars still worked, but after Hurricane Charley when there was no power at the church property, we met anyway. We worshipped in the Fellowship Hall because its windows could be opened, unlike the stained-glass ones in the sanctuary. That allowed for more light and a cross-breeze. August in Florida is not for the weak! I suppose if we didn’t have cars the makeup of the local congregations would shift from forming along denominational lines to grouping by neighborhood.

What do you think?