In the wake of Steve Jobs’ death, many Christians on the Web posed the question of whether the late Apple co-founder was a Christian. Despite Jobs' Buddhist tendencies, pastors and clergymen are recognizing Jobs’ contributions to the “Great Commission.”
Dr. Michael A. Milton, chancellor-elect of the Reformed Theological Seminary, is one of the many theologians acknowledging Apple products' massive appeal everywhere including churches. In a statement released the week of Jobs’ death, Dr. Milton recognized Jobs and Apple: “We at RTS remember that [Jobs’] contributions and the contributions of his company. [They] became critical collaborators in seeking to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.”
Any church that has used Apple products in their church’s ministries should be reminded of Apple’s contribution. Said Milton, “I will remember the legacy of Steve Jobs in a way that he might not have thought of: as the founder of an empire that linked the world in order to bring Christ to those who have never heard.”
As scrutiny increases, however, some will not forget however, that Apple pulled an app from the Apple Store which sought to portray traditional marriages. Chuck Colson released a video criticizing the Apple founder Steve Jobs for the company's decision to remove the app.
But as other critiques emerge, the legacy of an inventor who is already being compared to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford cannot be ignored. And as Jobs himself said, if his computers live on, he will feel as if he has also.