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Mark D. Roberts
September 2009 Archives

Part 5 of series: Is Online Church Really Church? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I presented two arguments in support of the notion of online church. My main point was that, since […]

Today I’m pleased to be part of a blog tour for pastor and author, Mel Lawrenz. Mel has just published a fine new book called Whole Church: Leading from Fragmentation to Engagement. This book has much to offer for church […]

Part 4 of series: Is Online Church Really Church? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series It seems to me that in certain circumstances online church allows people who would otherwise be unable to do so to connect […]

A Time of Favor READ Psalm 69:1-36  But I keep praying to you, LORD, hoping this time you will show me favor. In your unfailing love, O God, answer my prayer with your sure salvation Psalm 69:13 Psalm 69 is […]

Part 3 of series: Is Online Church Really Church? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Online church, sometimes called virtual church, is church mediated through the Internet, and it can contain a variety of modes. The basic […]

In know Batman Begins isn’t new,  but when I watched it again recently, I was struck by words uttered first by Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes) and then mirrored by Batman/Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale). (Photo: Katie Holmes as Rachel, talking with […]

Part 2 of series: Is Online Church Really Church? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post in this series, I described some ways that the Internet had helped Irvine Presbyterian Church and my ministry […]

This last weekend we were pleased to welcome Michael Card back to Laity Lodge. Michael, as you probably know, is a highly-regarded Christian singer/songwriter. Among his best known favorites are “El Shaddai,” “Immanuel,” and “Joy in the Journey.”  Michael has […]

God’s Shining Face READ Psalm 67:1-7  May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us. Psalm 67:1 The New Living Translation of Psalm 67:1 speaks of God’s face smiling with favor on us. This […]

Part 2 of series: Is Online Church Really Church? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In this series, I want to examine the thesis that online church is really church. More specifically, I want to consider whether […]

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