Ubiquitous Church

Seth Godin posted an interesting thought in the Domino Project Blog this week on the topic of Ubiquity that is worth reading.  The gist is that in our current technological revolution/evolution, we are moving toward paying for things as a subscription.  In other words, you don’t buy a movie, you buy a subscription to receive access to a collection of movies.

Basically: we want it all.  … and with the Internet giving us the ability to have access to everything, all the time, we expect it all … right now.

I can’t help but wonder how this will impact the Church as an institution.  How do you:

  • worship on-demand?
  • care for a congregation in real-time?
  • create a sense of communion without being face-to-face?
  • create spiritual growth opportunities that come alive with a mouse-click?  … on a cell phone?
  • dare I consider sacraments?

I don’t consider any of these unreasonable, but they are paradigm disruptors to be sure.  It is an exciting time to see how faith and technology intersect.  It is also a challenging time to see how that intersection challenges our faith and our traditions.


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