What is WikiWorship?

“Are we as the church answering questions that no one is asking?”questions

This is a provocative question, to say the least.  A few years ago I heard this question posed in a worship service.  Since then I have had my ears open to hear real questions that real people are asking.  We have come to call this WikiWorship.

The main reason that we have decided to call this WikiWorship is based on Wikipedia. Just in case you don’t know how Wikipedia works let me give you a little background. Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia which allows anyone to edit the content of entries. For instance, if there was an entry about a dog, the entry might read: a dog is a four-legged furry animal that barks. Well, if you wanted to, you could go in and change that and say a dog has five legs and is a bald reptile who meows. This is the unique aspect that makes Wikipedia what it is today.  Wikipedia acknowledges that all encyclopedias are biased in some form or another — so they open it up for anyone to edit, rather than just a select few people. It is acknowledging the post-modern belief that all truth is relative — even truth that is surrounded by “facts.”

The reason I used the word Wiki, in WikiWorship, was to show that we could edit the content of a worship service.  We are going to do that by editing the worship service with the questions that we gather. This website is one way that we are gathering questions.  You can click on the Google Forms button below to submit your question.  We are also gathering questions through on the street interviews, door-to-door interactions, social media, friends/family, and through mailings. When we get these questions we will try to answer them during worship services that The Anchor will be having. This worship service will be at Hell’s Kitchen (118 Princess Street).  We hope that all of you will help us gather those questions. As you gather questions through people you know you can either enter them in the form below or you can email them directly to me ——– Philip Chryst at: philipchryst@gmail.com

Once I get the questions I am forming a big list and then we will try to answer those in a Christian community.  Here is a link to the dates [click here].  I am really excited about this project.  I have been writing on this topic of WikiWorship for around 6 years.  If you would like to read my blog about WikiWorship please feel free to check out my blog at: wikiworship.blogspot.com