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Worshipping together, from wherever we are

Amazing. Astounding. We were surrounded by the community of believers. And while I do believe the Communion of Saints is always present, yesterday experienced something new: the gift of a community gathered in the here-and-now, despite our limitations. As one colleague said earlier today, “Limitation? What’s that?” Continue reading

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New Life in Christ: Baptism in The Community

We’d like to invite you to join us for a baptism! Because in many ways, The Community is a community of faith, and one our family is connected to, as we explore new ways of building community and supporting one another. Continue reading

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Tin cans and generation gaps

On a good number of occasions, I have met with intergenerational groups to discuss church communications. Most of the time, these mixed groups have a wealth of ideas that range from forcing the Bishop to use Twitter to knocking on doors and handing out tracts. And most of the time, these mixed groups have reached an impasse by trying to be all things to all people. Continue reading

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Relationships are relationships, part 3: you are what you tweet

Behind fortresses of keyboard and screen, internet users nonchalantly hurl insults and f-bombs at their friends and enemies, at politicians, corporations, colleagues, and strangers. And you know, I wish I could say Christians were different. But I can’t. Continue reading

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Relationships are relationships, part 1: mind the gap

The downside of this perceived divide, I think, is that we begin to assume that because we’re communicating through wires or over a screen, our relationships can or should be lived out according to different standards. We can find ourselves saying things to or about others that we would never say to their faces. And in our congregations, we find ourselves struggling to create new policies that speak to how we should live out the faith of our baptism differently in these online spaces. After all, these are online relationships, not offline ones. Right? Continue reading

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