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SimChurch: Being the Church in the Virtual World by Douglas Estes (PhD, University of Nottingham, UK) explores the idea: The meeting place for the church of tomorrow will be a computer screen. Douglas wrestles with ecclesiology/theology issues and practical issues involving internet church and offers a balanced critique.

SimChurch To get a FREE advanced copy of SimChurch we’d like you to attend an internet service this weekend and tell us about your experience on Zondervan Academic’s Facebook page.

The issue of online services is embraced rabidly by some, and condemned as vehemently by others. After attending an online service what do you think?

How does this affect community in the church?

How do we / should we practice the sacraments online? Is it possible, or not?

By building churches on Second Life and other sites are we fulfilling the Great commission in a new way, or are we just playing?

What type of ecclesiology will today's teenagers and pre-teens have if they start attending church online now?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on Facebook. Just post it as a comment on the Z Academic page. Douglas will be on Facebook to discuss internet church on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Post your thoughts anytime that day.

To get your advanced copy of SimChurch email church"at"Zondervan"dot"com with your shipping address and let us know which church/site you visited.

Secondlifechurch Here some options of internet services, but any online church service will do.

Churches on Second Life - http://secondlife.com

LifeChurch.tv - http://lifechurch.tv (also on Second Life)

Seacoast Church - http://www.seacoast.org/campushomeinternet.asp?pageID=1229  

New Hope, O’Ahu - http://www.enewhope.org/  

Flaming Road Church - http://www.frclive.tv/  

If you run or attend and online service already, tell us about it!

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