In his study of base communities of Latin America, Ecclesiogenesis: The Base Communities Reinvent the Church (Orbis, 1986), Leonardo Boff wrote, “Grace and salvation are always expressed in sacramental form. They do not come like a bolt from the blue. They find their path to the hearts of human beings through all manner of mediations. The mediations can change, but grace and faith cannot.”
Whether it’s a face-to-face encounter with a witnessing Christian, a life in a well-established and traditional church, in a Sabbath gathering of 3D avatars in Second Life, or even in the Tworship via the First Church of Twitter, the belief that the Holy Spirit can work in and through any vehicle is what compels me to create, participate in, and sustain online Christian community.
What say you?
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