nature of priesthood.
Ian Paul talks about how he was 'asked of any nautical metaphors in hymns anyone knew of, and ended up (with five minutes’ work by me, and in about 3 hours) with 30 comments, giving complete coverage of hymnody.'
It is obvious to me that facebook and blogging can simply be another way in which we live out Pauline images of the body of Christ.
The community at Corinth is not said to be part of a wider body of Christ nor as 'a body of Christ' alongside numerous others. It is 'the body of Christ' in that place. This suggests that wherever Christians are in relationship there is the body of Christ in its entirety, for Christ is truly and wholly present there through his Spirit (1 Cor. 12:13).
Robert Banks, Paul's Idea of Community, Revised ed., (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994).
How do you think that the virtual Christian presence challenges or bears out Banks' statement?