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Can we just keep doing virtual church? (Part 1)

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At Godspeed, we've now held weekly "worship services" online for nearly two months. Right now, it looks like we'll continue "meeting" online for the immediate future. By and large, I don't think these digital "worship services" whether recorded, or livestreamed, or on Zoomhave enticed most people to give up on physical church gatherings. If anything, I think it's made us...

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Can we just keep doing virtual church? (Part 2)

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In "Part 1" of my answer, I explored what it means for a church to be a church. A "physical gathering" isn't incidental to being church, it's part of its essence. The second reason we should resist permanently doing "virtual church" is that it inherently promotes a design for the Christian life that undermines God's vision for the church. Consumer Christianity Undermines ...

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