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God is Setting All Things Right. So I am Blogging Through the Bible in a Year.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Class Summary for Oct. 27

Today in class we looked at the church in a network culture and a gaming culture. Dr. Bolger made an interesting connection between how parents are so afraid of allowing their children to play outside alone that they keep them locked inside. Teenagers respond to that by connecting to their friends online through blogs, gaming and social networks. Churches can and should minister to people online not only by having stagnate pages for people to download and read but having places for Bible study through both real-time and threaded conversations, fellowshipping times for people to come together and spend time. People are there. This is a reality. To act like online ministry is not a worthy place for ministry is to say God cannot work in this sphere and to surrender it to evil forces.