Everyone knows that in order to be a missionary in a foreign context for the long haul, the best first step is to learn the language. With virtual worlds, the step into the mission field is tremendously simpler and more fluid than mission to foreign countries or new geographical contexts. If you have a computer and an internet connection, you can be on Second Life or playing World of Warcraft in a matter of minutes--for free.Other essays include "The Ten Commandments 2.0," "A Screen-Based World: Finding the Real in the Hyper-Real," and "How TV Shapes Community."
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The summer issue of Word & World: Theology for Christian Ministry, is in the press. It's on "The Screen." The advance copy for my essay, "Virtual Church," in the journal is the following paragraph: