As I noted in my recent post about the leadership transition at the Cathedral, we continue to have the interest and support of those bishops of the Anglican Communion who have been working with us on formalizing our standing within the wider church. There will be a follow up meeting to discuss these matters held in the UK in July.
Part of this work will involve taking a look at the theological issues surrounding the expression of Christianity in virtual worlds. We have gotten off to a great start with Rev. Mark’s blog post on the conversation about virtual sacraments. Below are some of the other questions that have arisen so far.
We would really like feedback from the community on these questions, and want to know what questions you have that we haven’t thought of yet! I encourage you to share your comments here!!
- What do you think are the most important questions facing Christians in Second Life?
- What harms us spiritually in SL?
- What can help heal us, help us and help us understand the gospel in SL?
- To what extent does online life and culture allow us to behave in ways that would not be acceptable in RL?
- What do you think are the most important theological questions facing the Anglican Cathedral in SL?
- What does it mean for the cathedral to be Anglican?
- What can you do in a RL church that you cannot do in a SL church?
- Are we really “gathered” when we meet online?
- What is the function of a virtual place of worship?
- What is the relationship between worship in a RL faith community and worship within SL?
- What is the role, if any, of evangelism in SL?