This is something Allison has been serving up. I hope to some extent this snack is somewhere close to the same delish level. I say that because snack pack #259 might be one of those random snacks made up of just about everything you can find in the back of the fridge. Anyways, enjoy.
Some parts of the world are starting their attempt at getting back to a different normal. While others are recovering, some states / countries are at what the hope is the peak of the effects of COVID19. So this snack is served in light of this weird reality.
Ben and Chris help us to imagine and think through the church life beyond the pandemic. Thanks Ben for the free resource for Reunion Sunday:
- Reunion Sunday Pack$0.00
Small groups becoming the centre of church life, better quality of church online content, churches closing, decentralisation of the church are just some of the things Chris highlights in The Long Term Impact of COVID-19 On Churches.
On The Socials
Before, during and after…
While the pandemic is pushing churches to forms of digital/remote worship, you’d expect this to foster disembodiment, giving license for further “ex-carnation” as Charles Taylor puts it.— James K.A. Smith (@james_ka_smith) April 6, 2020
But I’m seeing the opposite: remote worship is revivifying the *parish*.
Let me explain.
Especially now that we’re preaching shorter messages online. But, point still holds even IRL. Thanks Rick.
ThatGuyKC is always skipping.
All these dispositions.
I can’t stop watching this and someone it’s comforting for me. Could just be me. Comfort snack.
Internet and Tech
Facebook and Google aren’t standing by as Zoom continues with its rise because well, every now has to Zoom at some point.
Facebook announces Messenger Rooms, which can support video calls with up to 50 people. Google’s clapback is making their video calling service, Meet, which has only been available on G Suite, available for free to everyone. Yeah Meet is now free.
This is cool because imagine how your church can use this, right? Or just the fam, or just friends. You get the idea.
ChurchMag Snack pack #259
Could we just skip version of years and just start calling the years X_something.