The Quest for Community"eBay may just be the closest experience of small-town America available to postmoderns. Where else can they find people with similar interests? Where else can they be drawn into community around a single purpose? Where else can they tell the stories most central to who they are and find people eager to hear them? Where else can they participate so fully and have their lives changed by the experience? Nowhere else. Except, perhaps, the church." - Leonard Sweet describing the popularity of eBay among postmoderns. Christianity Today/Leadership Journal, Fall 1999.
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The Glory Has Departed
Norma Boeckler, Artist in Residence
Bethany Lutheran Church.