[BOOK PUBLICATION] Keep Calm and Carry On : The Truth Behind the Poster

Within my 1997 undergraduate dissertation, and my 2004 PhD thesis, I (unintentionally) provided the story of the now ubiquitous ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ (KCCO) poster (read an extract here), whilst I was writing about two very early posters produced by the British Government in the Second World War – Your Courage, and Freedom is in Peril. At the same time, the government produced KCCO, with the intention of saving it for use when under Continue Reading →

[WRITER] Day by Day With God @BRFOnline

This arrived this morning, via a little tour to the CODEC offices in Durham, and my new next door neighbour nicely took the parcel in: I remember ‘gulping’ somewhat when given Genesis to focus upon for late August for these daily Bible readings, but plenty of notice was given, so plenty of time to think and pray it over … with the majority of the actual writing done on a train to/from the 2015 Spring Continue Reading →

#SID2016: Internet Safety: A Parent’s Guide with @Motherlandnet

Here’s the introduction to a blog post published earlier this morning: To mark Safer Internet Day, Dr Bex Lewis explains how to raise children to be happy, aware and responsible online. For many parents, there is a certain amount of fear attached to the idea that children ‘know’ how to use the internet, that they ‘speak a different language’ which inhibits adult’s engagement with their kids. Terms which have been coined such as ‘digital natives’ or Continue Reading →

[ARTICLE] The Digital Mission Field in @PreachMagazine

I was commissioned to write a piece for Preach Magazine, which, aside from the content, is beautifully designed! The piece has just come out, and is available to read in full online (pp25-29). What does it look like to reach the unreached (something that’s as old as time) in a digital age? The previous edition of Preach had a range of pieces from members of the CODEC team – from page 42 there’s an overview Continue Reading →

[REVIEW] ‘In the Shelter’, by @duanalla, for @thirdway

If you have a subscription, you can read the full article online here. In the Shelter: Finding a home in the world by Pádraig Ó Tuama, Hodder & Stoughton, 261pp Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, storyteller, theologian and speaker, who I first encountered at a tenx9 storytelling session at Greenbelt, which encourages people to tell their real stories, in their own words. That session left me keen to read this book: part-theology, part-poetry and part-memoir. Continue Reading →

[Comment Piece] Youth, Social Media and the Election #GE2015

Russell Brand’s trailer for an interview with Ed Milliband on The Trews is nearing 250,000 views, and a large number of commenters on his site are applauding Milliband for being prepared to engage with the tough questions – and the disillusioned voters. Russell Brand, famously, has never voted, and urges his followers not to bother on Election Day, as he doesn’t believe that voting makes a difference. Statistics show that 18-24 year olds do have Continue Reading →

#DigitalParenting Translations: Chinese (Simplified) & Italian

This was quite exciting to come home to! My book Raising Children in a Digital Age went to reprint in it’s English edition after four months, and has done well since, so this is the next exciting stage – I understand this doesn’t happen to “all” books! Looking forward to seeing ‘the real thing’! P.S. If you think I’m getting rich on this, you don’t understand how publishing works, but very exciting to get so much positive feedback on Continue Reading →

[BOOK REVIEW] Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible

Most recent review, written for the Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture. drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…