Patchwork internet

Patchwork
Rather than being a united whole, the Internet is a vast patchwork of different networks and protocols and layers.

I’ve spent most of today working on my presentation for Sunday evening, entitled “Where is God on the Internet?” I’ve still got quite a way to go, but at least I’m finally getting somewhere with what I want to say.

The whole ‘God Project’ topic is massive anyway. The whole ‘Internet Project’ topic is getting bigger by the second. It’s been a struggle to restrict myself to only one or two aspects of each. I only have a 20 minutes slot for my presentation.

In the end, I’m currently focusing on relationships and building community. It appears to me that the Church has become in places something of a closed network. But given that our faith is essentially about relationships (with God and one another) we should have something to offer. And the Internet has something to offer us too.

I’ll keep pondering, dreaming and playing with words…

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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