Gibbs, Ch. 5 “The Protestant Mind-set and Urban Reality”

August 17, 2008

“The ministry challenge is to track these social networks, provide personal support for their church members, and remain alert to the significant issues which are surfacing in each context” (Gibbs, 163).  Piece of cake.  These are issues I think the implications of fandom studies will begin to speak to as the church clues in to a world starving for community while spread out across the city, country, or even the globe.  As Barbara Streisand once famously sang, “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.”  We are relational creatures, and we long to connect intimately with each other.  How to create and foster that kind of community in today’s fragmented and compartmentalized society…maybe something brilliant will come up in class.

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