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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)


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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How Not to Waste Our Isolation


We aren’t designed for isolation. God created his image–bearers as social creatures. God created us for fellowship, or you might say “communion.” ...

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Our (New) Life Together During COVID-19

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Godspeed Church is making a few changes to our life together in the coming weeks in light of COVID-19. Our response is motivated not out of fear but out of love....

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Making Sense of a Pandemic


Our daily life has changed dramatically over the last week. And this increasingly looks like an extended crisis. Let’s pause for a moment and pray for healing...

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