Some Musings on Online Worship

We are now six weeks into the lock-down in the UK due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the situation is similar in many other countries. In my native Poland, the government is slowly loosening some of the restrictions. Initially, it banned all religious gatherings of more than 5 people. Now in the worship service one person can participate per every 15 square meters of the church space. Still, it is much less than the president of the Episcopal Conference of Poland asked for. This regulation will be particularly difficult for smaller communities which do not have a large worship space such as the majority of evangelical churches in Poland. For many of us, online services will still be their main option for a while. It is certainly a great blessing that we can use technologies such as live-streaming and video-conferences to accommodate various forms of worship. There are, however, several dangers that should be kept in mind. 

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