Author Archive: Neal Locke

A Confession of Faith for the Church in Virtual Worlds (1st Draft)

(Cross posted from Mr. Locke’s Classroom) PREFACE In a time of deep cultural change, the church has both great opportunity and great responsibility.  It is propelled into the future by its mission, while connected to the past by traditions, teachings, and writings stretching back to the beginnings of our faith.  It is often tempting to …

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F2F vs. Digital Communication: It’s ALL Mediated

This is in response to Kimberly’s post on Technology, The Great Commission and Authentic Christian Community. Kimberly notes the often used criticism of churches in virtual worlds that because they are “mediated” forms of communication, they are somehow inherently inferior to face to face communication. A friend of mine reminded me just today that even …

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