Last week our Gospel Doctrine teacher explained a little bit about what it was like to teach in the synagogue during the time of Christ. He also showed a video depicting Jesus teaching in just such an environment.
Apparently in these synagogues there were presiding leaders, but individuals were free to voluntarily come up front and teach on the topic of their choice. They were then open to questions, comments and discussion about the topic that they taught. This sounds familiar.
Is this not nearly the same teaching culture that we have on the bloggernacle? Or should I say synablog? With the exception of not being face-to-face it seems that this is exactly what we do here. This made me feel a little better about what we do here and how we do it.
What would you think if the bishop of your ward decided to try and have a synagogue type activity once a month? I would be quite excited about it and I would look forward to preparing and participating in such a thing. Kind of a talk/testimony/discussion combination all voluntarily done on the topic of your choice in front of a live audience. Would this be a good idea to try in a real live ward? Or would it be more wise to leave this type of discussion to the blogs?