Aaron Spiegel is the information technology director at the Indianapolis Center for Congregations. He is a coauthor of40 Days and 40 Bytes: Making Computers Work for Your Congregation (Alban Institute, 2004).
Has the advent of the Internet and computer technology led congregations toward the “virtual church,” undermining the face-to-face relationships that have long characterized congregational life? Two recent studies, one supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the other by the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, suggest not.
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