Theologizing Virtual Reality -- Sightings (A. Trevor Sutton)
Baptism is, in my tradition at least, is a public not a private event. it seals a covenant relationship with Christ and with the faith community. So, is it possible to perform baptism virtually? With the growth of virtual reality technology, will virtual baptisms and communion become commonplace? What does that mean for the church as an embodied community? Do we have the theological resources to answer this question? I must confess I'm a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to sacraments, but what about the future? Where will all this lead? While looking for another item in my email folders, I came across this essay by Trevor Sutton from July, an essay I hadn't shared. Nevertheless, I found it intriguing and worth sharing (I must have been traveling when this appeared). Take a read and let's begin a conversation.