[ENDORSEMENT] Online Mission and Ministry: A Theological and Practical Guide by @revpamsmith

“Many clergy and churches are now taking to the internet and social media to promote their churches or ministries, but few have thought through some of the difficult pastoral and theological issues that may arise.’Virtual vicar’ Revd Pam Smith guides both new and experienced practitioners through setting up online ministries and considers some of the issues that may arise, such as:Are relationships online as valid as those offline? Is it possible to participate in a Continue Reading →

WTC Theology: Week 10: The Finale (@WTCTheology)

Session 10.1: Salvation is at the Heart of the Christian Faith Overview of what we’ve looked at, and that God has a special place for the poor and the margianalised. Those who have should give others. Those with power should not oppress others. We need to be observant about what’s going on around us, and stand up for those who are unable to do so. The importance of salvation. To save us from sin that Continue Reading →

WTC Theology: Week 9: The Marketplace (@WTCTheology)

Session 9.1: Does our Daily Work matter to God? (Chris Gillies – a business man interested in Christian living/daily work) Think back to Week 1 (God is at work with us) How did God create us to work, and how did the Fall interrupt that pattern? How can an integrated worldview change our view of work? How change our workplaces today? Genesis 2:1-2 (7th day rested from work). The word used is ‘malacca’[?!] meaning work/employment, Continue Reading →

CODEC BOOK CLUB: How We Think by Katherine Hayles

Reblogging from the CODEC blog, posted earlier today: This week the CODEC team focused upon the third chapter of Katherine Hayle’s How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis (University of Chicago Press, 2012). The third chapter focuses upon ‘How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine’, and certainly gave us lots to chew on. Initial comments were that we liked what was written, but found the emphasis on all the negative reports about digital as frustrating. Continue Reading →

WTC Theology: Week 8: A Broken World (@WTCTheology)

Thoughts from the videos from Week 8: Session 8.1: Introduction to Social Justice (Bob Ekblad) What is the Biblical basis for social justice and advocacy, and what does that look like in contemporary life? Child soldiers, slaves, prostitutes, trafficking, etc. are huge issues. Death penalty in US, homeless, prisoners, asylum seekers etc. need advocacy Biblical Basis? Gen 1:27-28 (in God’s image) Gen 1/Ps 8 (All creation EXCEPT HUMANS under human dominion) Gen 1:1-2 (God present Continue Reading →

WTC Theology: Week 7: Creeds (@WTCTheology)

Once again, these are my notes from the videos (not any readings) – and you can join the latest one by checking out OpenWTC. Session 7.1: The Context of the Creeds (Lucy Peppiat) How did colleges/councils seek to conceptualise faith for their time(s). 4th/5th Centuries – lots of debate over nature of Trinity/Christ (against many ideas that were plausible but wrong), as the Middle-Eastern/Mediterranean world sought to understand how Jesus had challenged much of their Continue Reading →

WTC Theology: Week 6: The Early Church (@WTCTheology)

I didn’t get as far as the readings from week 6 onwards, but I finished watching all the videos (you can join in when the material is available via OpenWTC). Session 6.1: Why Study Theology? (Lucy Peppiat) God is creating a people and place for his presence, so creation can embrace his presence – this is what it means to become fully human. So how is this depicted in the Bible, and in the early 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…