Friday, January 25, 2008

The First Face To Face

Aren’t they wonderful?

This is the very first bunch—from this point forward known as
Alpha Group—to make use of the new video communication thing we’re doing through LifeCourse. And you know? It’s even better than I had hoped.

“Face To Face” lets me talk and interact with people from all over the world via live internet feed. Meeting at a home in San Diego, the Alpha Group passes their broadband connection to a large screen television so they can see me from anywhere in the room. A simple web cam feeds a live view of them to me, comfortably seated in my home in Colorado. All I do is open my laptop (a Macbook), which came fully equipped with everything I need, and there they are—magnificent. And it’s so easy and inexpensive and good and fun and rich!

While it is, indeed, a Bible study, we chat and pray and laugh together, just like a home group or home church would. I’m with them and they’re with me, and it’s delightful. They even posed for this picture toward the conclusion of our time together. See? They’ve survived an hour with me and look happy. In the above picture, you can see me with my camera phone in the lower right corner of the monitor.

Anyway, we’re making this available to just about everyone—church, small group, or just you. If you would like to know more about Face To Face, go to our web site ( and click on
Face To Face, or simply click here. And if you would like to contact the Alpha Group, just ask—they’d be happy to tell you about it.

It’s pretty great.

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