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Zoom Tim

Posted by Colby Kinser on

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 (NCT - New COVID Translation)17 But as for us, brothers and sisters of the chat window, after we were forced to quarantine for a short time (in person, not in technology), we greatly desired and made every effort to return and see you and your virtual background of...

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Tags: safety, virus, coronavirus, convid-19

Virtual Backgrounds

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Our new normal of a meeting primarily online, some of you have found that fun feature of setting a "virtual background" to show behind you. Instead of your messy dining room, your screen presence can have in the background pretty much any image or scene that you want - the seaside, mountains, a...

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Tags: honesty, transparency

Improving our online experience

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Last week, I discussed how we're protecting the flock in our online worship services. I mentioned that we have been using the "webinar" style instead of the "meeting" style for added security. The downside has been we can't see each other. And since we're already lacking personal contact, that's...

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Tags: worship

Be on guard for the online flock

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In Acts 20:28, Paul tells the flock to be on guard for themselves and for the flock. This directive has a particular twist in our days of gathering as the church online. We have been using Zoom for our online meetings, and most likely, you've read about some of the security concerns with Zoom...

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Tags: security, online, safety, flock, zoom

Re-Easter

Posted by Colby Kinser on

When is Easter this year? That's a much weirder question than Christmas, Fourth of July (obviously!), and even Thanksgiving. The Western tradition for Easter has to do with the lunar calendar in the springtime, which means it changes from year to year. I've always found that odd. For 2020, the...

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Tags: church, worship, easter, resurrection