Church Hybridity

Church Online is different from Online Church. The former is a transition of medium from on-site services to digital platforms while keeping the essence of the on-site programs. One example is broadcasting the live stream of a church service (prayer, praise and worship singing, sermon preaching, giving, etc) on YouTube, Facebook Live, or via Zoom.Continue reading “Church Hybridity”

Christians in a Post-Truth Digital Age

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH” (emphasis mine). John 1:14 (NIV) Filipino theologian Anthony Dela Fuente, aka Dr. Bong (2022), noted that Christians ought to be truth-tellers inContinue reading “Christians in a Post-Truth Digital Age”

Virtual Preaching: A Digital Theology

When the world experienced the COVID-19 pandemic, the church transitioned immediately to digital networks, virtual spaces, and hybrid or phygital (Physical + Digital) experience. Most of the churches accepted and practiced Facebook Live, YouTube streaming, and Zoom meetings as an alternative for meeting regularly especially for preaching purposes. This article explores the history of virtualContinue reading “Virtual Preaching: A Digital Theology”

Recent Published Writings of JP Arceno

“Utopian Virtual Reality in Ready Player One: Responding with Real Hope and the Christian Teleos,” in Film, Philosophy and Religion ed. William Anderson (Wilmington, Delaware: Vernon Press, August 2021), 69-88; [$91]. Abstract: This chapter provides a synopsis of virtual reality and attempts to understand the virtual world in Ready Player One (RPO) called OASIS (OntologicallyContinue reading “Recent Published Writings of JP Arceno”

The Danger of the Seven (7) Digital Sins

Our hearts are indeed broken, wretched, and tainted by sin (Jer. 17:9). Only God can search the inner parts of it and cleanse. Likewise, telling lies should never be an option for Christians. We have learned last week how Christ becomes our freedom in truth and liberates us from the bondage of deceit, lies, andContinue reading “The Danger of the Seven (7) Digital Sins”


American Psychologist Jane Loevinger noted, that in post-modern living, people tend to conform to what the majority are doing without even critically understanding the situation or reason. She said, “We are living in a conformist world.” In the world of digital technology, plus today’s pop culture, we call it: #trending. A trend (usually with -ing)Continue reading “#Trending?”

Stop Church-Scrolling: Reminding the Local (Online) Church Too

The world transitioned to digitality in these past years. We Are Social reported that, in 2021, 60.1% around the world are online. This reality is also true for churches. Due to the pandemic, the church rapidly adopted live streaming, zoom meetings, and online worship service. Furthermore, a survey noted that 74% across all denominations optedContinue reading “Stop Church-Scrolling: Reminding the Local (Online) Church Too”