pp. Podcasting an audio feed with a religious message.
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Welcome to "godcasting," in which churches use video and iPod technology to create virtual sermons that range from amateur to Emmy-award quality. Then, the "godcasts" are delivered to adherents gathered anywhere — from a grocery store converted to an auditorium to a local movie theater.
—Patrik Jonsson, “'Godcasting:' Love that new-time religion,” The Christian Science Monitor, May 18, 2006
Back in this country, Easter sermons are often a pastor's best chance to impress potential new members of his or her church, people who show up on Easter, but don't attend services regularly. In the past, preachers went to the bookshelves to help shape their messages. Many still do, but an increasing number have found inspiration from the internet in the form of religious podcasting or they call it Godcasting.
—Michelle Norris, “Sunday Sermons, No Longer Unplugged,” All Things Considered (NPR), April 14, 2006
2004 (earliest)
Sydney’s St Barnabas Anglican Church is making the sermons for the last three years available for download as MP3 files, according to news.com.au. The only problem is, God doesn’t have the best bandwidth, and the server seems to be unavailable.
—“Godcasting,” Gadget Lounge, October 29, 2004
The word Godcast is a registered trademark of Craig Patchett, founder of The GodCast Network, which began on October 31, 2004.