Sunday, November 15, 2009

Online Churches - Something Doesn't Seem Right

It may be difficult to believe, but some churches now exist exclusively online. I can see that this may be an advantage for folks who are living in isolated locations. However, the lack of community seems to be a big problem. How do you carry out the "one-anothers" of scripture if you are separated by thousands of miles? In the end, the cons outweigh the pros.

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Arthur Sido said...

How is an online "church" appreciably different from a "multi-site" church or even a really large church of say 1000 people?

Alan Knox said...

I agree that "online churches" fail to give people an opportunity to carry out the "one-anothers" of Scripture. But, then again, most traditional churches fail to give people that opportunity as well. When people come together on Sunday to sing and listen to a sermon, and fail to interact with one another throughout the week, they may as well be part of an "online church".


Eric said...

Arthur and Alan,

I was thinking those same things. If our people just come together for a show, then there isn't fellowship taking place. No mutual communication and fellowship = no one-another activity.