Comments for Reaching The Online Generation http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com An Initiative of CityTeam Ministries Sat, 28 Feb 2009 14:30:39 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 hourly 1 Comment on Using Twitter to Develop an Online Listening (and Action) Plan for Your Ministry by Kim and Eric http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2009/02/11/using-twitter-to-develop-an-online-listening-and-action-plan-for-your-ministry/#comment-541 Kim and Eric Fri, 27 Feb 2009 17:27:19 +0000 http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/?p=326#comment-541 This is great stuff. I find myself doing some of the same "listening", and it was happening a lot when I participated in Yahoo Answers. I found multiple people wanting to know how to commit suicide. Breaks my heart. Thanks for the tips and reminders about being intentional. ~Kim This is great stuff. I find myself doing some of the same “listening”, and it was happening a lot when I participated in Yahoo Answers. I found multiple people wanting to know how to commit suicide. Breaks my heart.

Thanks for the tips and reminders about being intentional.

~Kim

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Comment on Is The Online Church Really ‘Church?’ by John King http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2009/01/09/is-the-online-church-really-church/#comment-522 John King Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:18:20 +0000 http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/?p=293#comment-522 Paul, I suspect much of the problem arises from the pre-conceived ideas that church demands face-to-face relationships. While I can believe that there are real benefits to relationships being formed face-to-face, the very existence of the Bible causes me to be careful about not going too far pushing my personal preferences. Paul's letters are an example of the powerful role that written communication can have in relationships. While some will want to say that these letters were written to people with whom he already had a relationship that was formed face-to-face, that is not always true either. Paul wrote the church at Colossae though he had not met any of them personally (Colossians 2:1). Yes, he knew Epaphras who brought the gospel to them (Colossians 1:7), but Paul had only heard of their faith (Colossians 1:4). This apostle anticipated nurturing a stronger faith in this community through the written word. I have no doubt he would be a gospel/church planter online. Consider also his letter to the church in Rome (his most detailed presentation of the gospel) was sent to people he had never met before. Yes, I know that he mentions many by name in chapter 16 that he knew and worked beside, but this group helps to vouch for the trustworthy nature of his writing for those who would be hearing from him for the first time through his writing. Thanks for stretching our categories. Some will not be elastic enough to do online ministry, but don't let them drag you down. Jesus warned that old wineskins cannot hold new wine. John King P.S., I am not going to join this Bible study because of others I am already involved in, but I look forward to future blog references to the study. Paul,

I suspect much of the problem arises from the pre-conceived ideas that church demands face-to-face relationships. While I can believe that there are real benefits to relationships being formed face-to-face, the very existence of the Bible causes me to be careful about not going too far pushing my personal preferences.

Paul’s letters are an example of the powerful role that written communication can have in relationships. While some will want to say that these letters were written to people with whom he already had a relationship that was formed face-to-face, that is not always true either.

Paul wrote the church at Colossae though he had not met any of them personally (Colossians 2:1). Yes, he knew Epaphras who brought the gospel to them (Colossians 1:7), but Paul had only heard of their faith (Colossians 1:4). This apostle anticipated nurturing a stronger faith in this community through the written word. I have no doubt he would be a gospel/church planter online. Consider also his letter to the church in Rome (his most detailed presentation of the gospel) was sent to people he had never met before. Yes, I know that he mentions many by name in chapter 16 that he knew and worked beside, but this group helps to vouch for the trustworthy nature of his writing for those who would be hearing from him for the first time through his writing.

Thanks for stretching our categories. Some will not be elastic enough to do online ministry, but don’t let them drag you down. Jesus warned that old wineskins cannot hold new wine.

John King

P.S., I am not going to join this Bible study because of others I am already involved in, but I look forward to future blog references to the study.

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Comment on How Do We Keep Ministry Focused On People? by Paul http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2009/02/23/how-do-we-keep-ministry-focused-on-people/#comment-502 Paul Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:57:05 +0000 http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/?p=363#comment-502 Glad that I could help! Glad that I could help!

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Comment on How Do We Keep Ministry Focused On People? by David Watson http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2009/02/23/how-do-we-keep-ministry-focused-on-people/#comment-501 David Watson Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:54:00 +0000 http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/?p=363#comment-501 Thanks! Thanks!

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Comment on How Do We Keep Ministry Focused On People? by Paul http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2009/02/23/how-do-we-keep-ministry-focused-on-people/#comment-492 Paul Wed, 25 Feb 2009 11:48:30 +0000 http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/?p=363#comment-492 Hi David, I go into detail about using Twitter as part of an online listening strategy in this post - http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2009/02/11/using-twitter-to-develop-an-online-listening-and-action-plan-for-your-ministry/ I haven't covered what an offline listen strategy looks like though. Thanks for commenting. Hi David,

I go into detail about using Twitter as part of an online listening strategy in this post -

http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2009/02/11/using-twitter-to-develop-an-online-listening-and-action-plan-for-your-ministry/

I haven’t covered what an offline listen strategy looks like though.

Thanks for commenting.

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Comment on How Do We Keep Ministry Focused On People? by David Watson http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2009/02/23/how-do-we-keep-ministry-focused-on-people/#comment-491 David Watson Wed, 25 Feb 2009 07:40:32 +0000 http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/?p=363#comment-491 I would like to see you expand/express your thinking on listening strategies. 1. Define 2. Model 3. Process 4. Purpose 5. Equip others Blessings! David Watson From Hong Kong I would like to see you expand/express your thinking on listening strategies.

1. Define
2. Model
3. Process
4. Purpose
5. Equip others

Blessings!

David Watson
From Hong Kong

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Comment on Video: Who is the Guy Behind Reaching the Online Generation? by Paul http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2009/02/18/video-who-is-the-guy-behind-reaching-the-online-generation/#comment-477 Paul Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:55:33 +0000 http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/?p=357#comment-477 @John - Thanks for stopping by. It means a lot to me that you took the time to read my posts. @John - Thanks for stopping by. It means a lot to me that you took the time to read my posts.

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Comment on Reaching Communities of Women in the Adult Industry with the Gospel by Paul http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2009/02/12/reaching-communities-of-women-in-the-adult-industry-with-the-gospel/#comment-476 Paul Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:53:22 +0000 http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/?p=330#comment-476 @Chris - I agree with you. I think pornography destroys intimacy on both sides of the monitor - for the men and women creating porn and for the men and women consuming porn. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! @Chris - I agree with you. I think pornography destroys intimacy on both sides of the monitor - for the men and women creating porn and for the men and women consuming porn.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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Comment on Reaching Communities of Women in the Adult Industry with the Gospel by Chris http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2009/02/12/reaching-communities-of-women-in-the-adult-industry-with-the-gospel/#comment-469 Chris Tue, 24 Feb 2009 03:16:03 +0000 http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/?p=330#comment-469 My Pastor showed me your link,I spoke to him and his wife on this very subject.God bless you for addressing this area.Accountability is important, but it isn't just men that sex workers have a hard time relating with, intimacy that is healthy in general is very difficult, whether it is male or female. My Pastor showed me your link,I spoke to him and his wife on this very subject.God bless you for addressing this area.Accountability is important, but it isn’t just men that sex workers have a hard time relating with, intimacy that is healthy in general is very difficult, whether it is male or female.

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Comment on Video: Who is the Guy Behind Reaching the Online Generation? by John King http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2009/02/18/video-who-is-the-guy-behind-reaching-the-online-generation/#comment-461 John King Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:33:04 +0000 http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/?p=357#comment-461 Your experience of God redeeming the diverse paths you have traveled sounds just like our Creator. He loves to bring order out of the chaos. I will be praying these efforts to reach the online communities. Your experience of God redeeming the diverse paths you have traveled sounds just like our Creator. He loves to bring order out of the chaos. I will be praying these efforts to reach the online communities.

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