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Being the Church in the Virtual World

Douglas Estes
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About the Book

What does it mean to "do" church in the virtual world?

Are internet campuses just niche ministries or the next step in the multisite revolution?

Will virtual churches be individualistic or actually encourage families to worship together?

Can an online church be a missional church?

Is it even possible or healthy to "be" the church in the virtual world?

If you're passionate about the church, outreach, and technology, and feel both excitement and concern about combining them, then these are just some of the vital issues you and other innovative followers of Jesus must grapple with. Rich in both biblical and current insight, combining exploration and critique, SimChurch opens a long-overdue discussion you will want to get educated in rather than be left in the dark.




Douglas' Other Books


Braving the FutureDouglas Estes

  • A voyage into uncharted territory, exploring eight near-future technologies in light of who God is and who he made people to be.

How John WorksDouglas Estes & Ruth Sheridan

  • A group of international scholars go in detail to explain how the author of the Gospel of John uses a variety of narrative strategies to best tell his story. More than a commentary, this book offers a glimpse at the way an ancient author created and used narrative features such as genre, character, style, persuasion, and even time and space to shape a dramatic story of the life of Jesus.

Literary Approaches to the BibleDouglas Mangum & Douglas Estes

  • This book introduces the various ways the study of literature has been used in biblical studies. Most literary approaches emphasize the study of the text alone—its structure, its message, and its use of literary devices—rather than its social or historical background. The methods described in this volume are focused on different ways of analyzing the text within its literary context.