What does a conversation with someone one has never met look like in 2012?
I was reading Kristin’s post about Advent 2 at their church’s “Worship Together” service, and I asked in the comments if she knew what they would be doing for Advent 4. When I was first describing my project with church for this year, Kristin offered to talk with me about the hands-on worship thing, something her church has been doing. I’ve been wondering since then what such a conversation would be (And yes–it’s a conversation I’d love to have.) Do we phone each other? I’m decidedly not a phone person, but there is an immediacy to a spoken conversation that is helpful. Do we write a blog post and comment back and forth, welcoming anyone else who happens along into the conversation? Do we use some sort of instant message thing or Facebook? Do we skype? Or do we have an email conversation, probably the most comfortable method for me, but clumsy in the amount of time it takes to write a good email, and if it’s not what the other person is hoping for the time might feel wasted. What I want, of course, is to meet for a cup of coffee (or glass of wine) and pick her brain and brainstorm together. So… Can we have a virtual glass of wine? How do we do it? What do you think? (I’m specifically asking Kristin, but I’m curious if anyone else has thoughts on this. What works in this crazy world of ours?)