Monday, November 19, 2018

The Embodied Church In A Digital Age-Should We Cheer Or Moan Online Churches Performing Virtual Baptisms? > SkyWatchTV

https://www.skywatchtv.com/2018/11/18/the-embodied-church-in-a-digital-age-should-we-cheer-or-moan-online-churches-performing-virtual-baptisms/

 

Virtual Reality Church's first baptism took place in a 3D house with an underground pool and a massive billboard overhead proclaiming "A Special Baptism and Communion service." Alina Delp, 46—portrayed as a purple, robot-like avatar—stood submerged in the water while Pastor D. J. Soto proclaimed her new life in Christ and her sins washed away. When her avatar floated to the surface, dozens of congregants and family members cheered, their avatars sending heart and clap icons floating skyward.