Thursday, November 3, 2011

Doing Church on Facebook

That's what a pastor at Liberty University did last night. They usually meet in the on-campus arena, but because of a scheduling conflict, the pastor decided to just use Facebook.

I'd like to find out if it was successful. Of course, that begs the question of what would be considered a success. But assuming it was successful, would it be in the interest of the involved parties to just do church on Facebook everytime? Why even use the arena?

1 comment:

  1. John Shen (53972496)November 22, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    I think people desire control when it comes to religion. As the God is Back points out, when people are given religious choice, among the first questions they ask is "What does God want of me?"

    It is clear that Facebook is less formal than an actual arena devoted exclusively to worship and religious services. As such, people feel like they are getting more religious good out of their attendance to an actual religious physical setting, rather through Facebook.

    So no, it would not be in the interest of the involved parties to just do church on Facebook every time. The arena should be used.

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