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E-CHURCH: A NEW REVELATION
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Tiruchy, Aug. 29. Mikethecoug, boamura, parisbloande, DaleATL2, jimclbn, latinlabel, Guajolotio, msjoylstokes, brandy333. Are you wondering what language am I writing? These are the names of visitors of e-church for their spiritual needs and interactive answers about Christianity.

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E-CHURCH: A NEW REVELATION

Mikethecoug, boamura, parisbloande, DaleATL2, jimclbn, latinlabel, Guajolotio, msjoylstokes, brandy333. Are you wondering what language am I writing? These are the names of visitors of e-church for their spiritual needs and interactive answers about Christianity.
And they share opinions like this. ``This is really powerful. Thank God I can 4give rigt? :) another great one.(this may be my favorite 1 because the topic is soooo important. God Bless ya.<>< (msjoylstokes)`` The topic he/she was discussing was forgiveness in the light of forgiveness of God.
An advertisement on a website read like this, ``Hello and welcome to the Electronic Grace Baptist Church. I hope you will discover through your visit, that we are people who care deeply about Christ, and want to serve Him in all that we do.``
E-Church is a popular phenomenon as it reaches fastest and farthest. An effective way of communicating God`s message to people from all walks of life. The youth in particular enter into discussions on religion, church related issues without hesitation. The open forums, speak ups, bloggers, chat rooms are all examples of such phenomenon.  The discussions on original sin, anti-abortion stand of the Catholic Church, infallibility of Pope, expressions on Da Vinci Code (while many priests and religious kept silent, there are myriad of information, opinions, chat room sharing on the internet), Church`s theory of evolution and the like are common in e-church.  
A couple of years back, I was serving an Irish and American community at Rotterdam on Sunday liturgies. Once after the mass, a lady with a little baby approached me and congratulated me for the wonderful sermon that I preached. And she added that my thoughts on the readings and Gospel were very different from the ones she read in www.sermons.com I thought to myself what if I had downloaded my sermon and delivered word to word on that Sunday. She could have as well told me the same sermon was preached at St. Francis` church at California.
Open the `YouTube` website and count the number of videos posted on materials related on Christ and Christian life, it makes one wonder whether structural church could offer anything better. They are all independent films posted on sacraments and Christ.  
The number of e-churches in the search engines are mind blowing. 5loaves, Bibleserver, bibleico.us, Christianster, CrossConnector, redletter, people2pray are purely run as e-churches without any structural base.
Sometime ago, I attended a funeral mass presided over by a bishop in which the sermon had everything except, the expected reference to the deceased person, biblical thoughts on death, resurrection or life after. And on another occasion all the controversial ideas and rebukes that went on without any consideration for the faithful.  In the face irrelevance and without interaction definitely e-churches are succour.
E-Church is revolutionizing the way the e-(young)people understand religion, Church and Christian ideologies. All that are revealed to them in the midst of myriad of web links are indeed a new revelation.
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