From Second Life to Real Life

January 13, 2009 — Leave a comment

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I am busy preparing for my spring semester classes, which includes my new Internet Ministry course.  However, I ran across this article today and thought I would share it. The article relates how people in Second Life are getting married inside of Second Life and then meeting in the “real world” and forming a relationship there as well (many times getting married). This goes back to a couple of previous postings I had about how we need to learn to integrate online relationships that are avatar-based (whether it is in Second Life, World of Warcraft, or Facebook) with relationships in the real world. How can we take what we do online and translate it into real-world relationships to better understand others and share our message with them?

Dave

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Online ministry researcher and educator. Associate Professor and Director of Innovation for the Crowell School of Business at BIola University. Author of Ministry in the Digital Age.

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