Author Archive: Kimberly Knight

Brian McLaren Book Discussion in Second Life

Have you read Brian McLaren’s newest book, A New Kind of Christianity? Have you been meaning to? Would you like to get together with folks from all over the country for to talk about what you think and feel about this book? Join us at Koinonia Church in Second Life on September 21 & 22 …

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Do you go to a “real” church?

Maybe not… A small news item blipped on my radar this week about a federal court ruling that a religious nonprofit organization that primarily conducts worship services via the Internet and radio does not meet the Internal Revenue Service definition of a church (that has 14 criteria), according to a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling …

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Sacred Space in Cyber Space

Sacred Space in Cyber Space by Kimberly Knight As Published in Reflections – Fall 2009, Yale Divinity School and Quoted in Church in The Inventive Age “We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.” – Dorothy Day I have the best job in the world because I …

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Our Stories, God’s Story – Koinonia StoryQuest

Last night was the kick-off of our summer StoryQuest, a Second Life Vacation Bible School experience at Koinonia. Unlike first life VBS we will gather once a week in an expanded time around our usual worship time on Wednesday evenings. Each week a different leader in the larger Koionia community (yes I realize every time …

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Summer StoryQuest Begins Tomorrow

Tonight, Wednesday July 7th begins Koinonia’s summer StoryQuest – come explore The Parables, take a SL field trip and relax under the story telling tree where folks are invited to share their own personal stories. BEGINS AT 9:30 PM EST I hope you will join us!

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Vacation Bible School – In Second Life

It’s that time of year again when congregations are ramping up for VBS – vacation Bible school. I have to tell you a nerdy secret, I have always loved VBS. Since I was old enough to enjoy banana Popsicles and wear butter cookies on my little fingers I have loved everything about VBS. From the …

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Grace Mediated

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. …

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A foot in each world

I am sitting in front of the incredible fireplace my partner had built for me in our backyard as a birthday gift. Real wood burning, pushing and propping the logs – searching and adding twigs to keep the warm glow stoked. The smell of the burn, so toasty on this early March evening touches my …

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Backtrack – the Zach Lind Post

I am preparing to talk with Nick & Josh and was looking back at a conversation that came out of an earlier podcast from Nick & Josh. Check out the Zach Lind post about that conversation… Check back later to hear how the podcast interview went.

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One Big Reason I Serve in Second Life

I need to share with y’all a message I received this morning from a parishioner in Second Life … “I just want to say how much I really appreciate you, your ministry here in SL, and Koinonia. I’m kind of bummed right now because I got booted out of a “Christian” sim (Eternal Creations) last …

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