[BLOGPOST] Social Media Fast for Lent? Not for me! for @themedianet

Read full blog post about why I am not a fan of giving up social media for Lent, or regarding it as a ‘waste of time’, when it’s a strong tool for building relationships. Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

[ENDORSEMENT] Church Online: Social Media and Church Online: Websites, by @ltreneer

Back in October 2014, I ran a workshop for CPO, encouraging staff to think about how they could use digital within their work. Last year I was pleased to be sent drafts of these books that Laura Treneer was working on, have a few (e-mail) chats about the content, and then to say: Balanced, supportive, encouraging, practical, with an emphasis on the online/offline mix. A total thumbs up! I am liking the colourful covers, and Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] “O click, all ye faithful” in @Guardian

The other week I had quite a decent phone conversation with Harriet Sherwood, journalist at The Guardian. Some of that conversation made it into an article about religion getting involved online: In September the C of E appointed Adrian Harris as its head of digital communications to drive its strategy forward. Harris had previously led digital communications teams at Bupa, Tesco and the Conservative party. He said there was “a huge amount of untapped potential”.   Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf2016 #54: Sharing Faith Using Social Media by @Vahva

Over the past couple of years, in any training that I’m running for churches/dioceses, I have referenced the ‘unpublished work of one of my dissertation students’… No need to worry about that any more – it’s now published in the Grove Books series on evangelism (individual link). It was a pleasure to supervise Bryony’s dissertation – and to have discussed some of these issues in the past, the present, and I anticipate in the future! My Continue Reading →

MEDIA: How has the internet changed our lives with @PremierRadio

So, the world’s first website went live 25 years ago, and I was asked to have a chat about how the internet has changed our lives over the past 25 years … I cast out on Facebook (as always), read a few new things – e.g. are we wasting time on the internet, and then enjoyed my chat with Hannah on Premier Radio. Extracts were also featured on the news segments of Big Breakfast and The Worship Hour. Continue Reading →

[Media] Discussing PokeMon Go & Churches with @GeekDadGamer for @BBCRadio4Sunday

After blogging about Pokémon Go: An evil for churches and dangerous for children? last week, I was invited to join BBC Radio 4 Sunday programme to discuss the topic with a rather sceptical Edward Stourton (early!) this morning, joined by Andy Robertson from Exeter. Listen to the whole programme: 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…

[GUEST POST] Is a digital presence for your church just a ‘nice to have’? for @aliveandonline #ukchurchchat #chsocm

I’ve been promising to write a blog for Churches Alive Online, ever since they first indicated that they would be launching, and yesterday morning I’d already decided that I would write about the kind of information that those searching for new churches would be looking for – I’d sketched out a bit of it, then decided to go and check out a church … which was having a service elsewhere (so apologies to them for Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Radio Interview with @PremierRadio

I had a 5-minute chat with Anna on Woman to Woman with Premier Radio about whether churches should be using digital, and why it’s so important that we do so. The episode can be listened to in full here (I was on around 11.40am, show started at 10.30am). Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly Continue Reading →