Thursday, August 23, 2007

Facebook meets the Good Book

Faithvine is a social networking site, "a safe, online community in which Christians from all backgrounds can grow together socially, intellectually, and spiritually, with a greater sense of connection through the central figure of Jesus Christ." It's not anchored to any particular denomination, and Protestants, Catholics, Orthodox, and the unchurched are all invited.

I'm not particularly surprised that social networking is taking off in the Christian sphere, especially given the success of the Willow Creek model and its emphasis on cementing large communities through small groups and culturally and community specific features. That theme is extended on Faithvine via blogs and discussions. Sometimes there's a bit of dissonance, such as this blog post worrying that Powerpoint makes church too much like business.


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