flow

a couple of thoughts after yesterday’s presentation at the SCM conference. jillian bull, from rmit, was speaking after me about virtual care. she talked about some research done by kipling williams through macquarrie university, which indicates that being ostracised on egroups (and someone can perceive they are being ostracised by simply not getting any response…

virtual church

i’m speaking at an SCM national conference on virtual worship this afternoon… a text message just came through to say that the data projector isn’t working, so i’m going unplugged and acoustic. that feels quite nice for a change.

what to say… there’s so much ‘out there’ in the virtual world in terms of worship. i’ve been particularly taken with a scottish virtual church which gives you the opportunity to sing along to “Abide with me” and “The day thou gavest”. There’s the Ship of Fools virtual church, church of fools, and it’s evolving counterpart, St Pixels… Among the ‘sacred space’ sites are rejesus, vurch, the Irish Jesuit daily prayer site, and many others. they’re good.

i find it really interesting that the attempts to create virtual worship – like the Church of Fools, and St Pixels – are still working on a very traditional format of worship. if i don’t want to be part of that off-line, why would i want to be on-line…?…