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 Post subject: Church service by Twitter
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:51 pm 
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In a modern spin on Christianity's most sacred rite, worshippers are being invited to break bread and drink wine or juice in front of their computers as they follow the service online.

Churches usually require a priest to take the Eucharist, but the Rev Tim Ross, a Methodist minister, will send out a prayer in a series of Tweets – messages of up to 140 characters – to users of Twitter.

Those following the service are asked to read each tweet out loud before typing Amen as a reply at the end.

The move is likely to upset traditionalists, but the Rev Mr Ross argues that it is an important step in uniting Christians around the world and reaching those who might not normally go to church.

Hundreds of people have already registered to follow the service and Mr Ross hopes that thousands will have signed up by the time he sends out the groundbreaking tweets next month.

"Twitter offers unique possibilities for communication for the Church," he said.

"It's a community that's as real and tangible as any local neighbourhood and we should be looking to minister to it.

"The perception of church is often that it is rusting away in antiquated buildings and not in touch with the world around us, but this is a statement that we're prepared to embrace the technological revolution."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/t ... thful.html

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 Post subject: Re: Church service by Twitter
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:43 pm 
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I really don't know how to react to this. Saying that it's a bad idea is kinda like putting a "No Swimming" sign in front of a toxic waste dump.

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 Post subject: Re: Church service by Twitter
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:10 am 
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Mmmmmmm.....toxic waste

Truthfully, this idea is just about the dumbest thing ever

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