When congregation’s went online in 2020 we had little time to reflect deeply on our practices and how this experience would change and challenge us and our theology.
In March of 2022 I published a blog giving some council at that time regarding our response and responsibility. https://www.ntnl.org/pastoral-theological-reflections…/
Two plus years later we are still reflecting and discerning. This is good and I commend to you the most current issue of Currents in Theology and Mission (from Wartburg Theological Seminary and Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago). Our own NT-NL Synod, ELCA pastor the Rev. Edy Santos has contributed an article reflecting on the experiences had during the early stages of the pandemic at Advent/Adviento in Arlington.
We continue to need to do the theological work of what it means to be communities that are gathering in our digital world. As a member of the Conference of Bishop’s Theological and Ethical Concerns committee this is work we are engaged in. And it is challenging because there are strongly held and well thought out arguments for a variety of positions. So we need discernment, prayer, and listening ears to both one another and to God’s spirit as it guides us. #NTNL #InMissionTogether