with live-streamed services and in-home fog machines
Lol very, though unsure what value the fog machines are supposed to bring to the communion experience… the feeling of being in the clouds…?
I’m not sure what the rotating stage lights, lasers, and the silent motion picture on the projector do for the experience either — but I have seen them used! Hehe.
On a more serious note, I believe it’s okay to have some flourishes in production to make things fun during a service. But it’s easy to go over-the-top or to use flashy and distracting things for their own sake.
Here’s an article written by John Dyer on history of online church, theology of communion, and various perspectives on doing communion online:
So far I’ve only been a part of the “self-service” model in which I take something that I had at home while watching a service online.
I’m curious if anyone has had any experience of one of the other models? Also, does the current situation with coronavirus change your perspective on what you think is an acceptable form of online communion?