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Mark D. Roberts
October 2009 Archives

A few days ago I flew from Los Angeles to San Antonio on Southwest Airlines. I was surprised to find the Southwest section of the terminal decorated for Halloween. Here are a couple of photos:

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Part 4 of series: The Challenge and Opportunity of Virtual Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last two posts I explained that virtual church, in my opinion, is “real” in many ways that count. […]

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Part 3 of series: The Challenge and Opportunity of Virtual Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I began to respond to those who might think that this whole conversation about the reality […]

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If you read my blog yesterday, you saw my tribute to my father-in-law, Bill Swedberg. He died a couple of weeks ago. On Saturday I officiated at his memorial service. A few years Bill died, his daughter Debbie gave him […]

Last Saturday I officiated at the memorial service for my father-in-law, Bill Swedberg. He died a couple of weeks ago at the age of 84, a victim of Parkinson’s Syndrome. The service was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in […]

Has God Forgotten to Be Gracious? READ Psalm 77:1-20  Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he slammed the door on his compassion? Psalm 77:9 Psalm 77, written by Asaph, begins with a profound expression of anguish. The psalmist has […]

Part 2 of series: The Challenge and Opportunity of Virtual Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Yesterday I began a blog series focusing on the challenge and opportunity of virtual church. This series will be, in […]

Part 1 of series: The Challenge and Opportunity of Virtual Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series A month ago I did a blog series on the topic: Is Online Church Really Church? Inspired by a conversation […]

Today this website is a “stop” on a blog tour for a new book, SimChurch: Being the Church in the Virtual World, by Douglas Estes (Zondervan, 2009). This book offers an in-depth analysis of so-called “virtual churches.” We’re not talking […]

A few weeks ago, one of my colleagues at Foundations for Laity Renewal forwarded to me a news release about Patheos and its effort to increase meaningful dialogue among different religious traditions. Keith Mirrer, our Director of Communications, keeps abreast […]

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