Is there a “There” there in online communities? Or is it all smoke and mirrors? How do virtual communities serve spiritual misfits who are geographically isolated from a relig-ish community? What is the role of online Place for people who are isolated by chronic illness? Can online community empower people to heal and serve?
This weekend, I’m going to the inspiring, inclusive Inhabit conference to exchange ideas about Place-Based Ministry — where I, with an online community, will once again be the outlier. But before I go, here’s my 4 minute message about how virtual place can be Real Place, and how it creates space for the disenfranchised.
P.s. Thank you to my brilliant friend, Dwight Friesen, for engaging me in discussion around Place and for helping me understand the deep value of Flock for my beloved spiritual misfits.
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