Landon Whitsitt has a new book out, Open Source Church: Making Room for the Wisdom of All, in which he proposes Wikicclesia. (You may recall that I proposed Wikichurch in The New Christians.) The book looks promising, and I’ll be interested to see how he navigates his notion of open source church with his commitment to the Presbyterian Church (USA) — those two commitments seem mutually exclusive to me. I’ll read the book and get back to you. In the meantime, here’s a post of his at the Alban Institute:
At some level, the notion of a “Wikipedia church” —or “Wikicclesia”— makes a lot of sense, even if we have never thought of it before.
Wikipedia: The encyclopedia that anyone can edit
Wikicclesia: The church that anyone can edit
It kind of brings a smile to your face doesn’t it? More important, it touches on a reality facing the church today: Wikipedia is a part of our everyday lives.