[Online/Sydney] Reimagine Faith Formation 2016

Engaging all generations, all ages – 3 days with John Roberto, 23 – 25 August National Conference: Formation & Mission in a digital world. August 26 – 28 With John Roberto plus electives and practical workshops from practitioners. The weekend will include bootcamp-style how to’s, local stories, multimedia expo, conversation spaces and a short film festival. I will be offering a session via Skype early Friday morning UK time on Raising Children in a Digital Age. Continue Reading →

[Chester] Social Media for Ministry: A Connected Ministry in a Digital Age

We could also call this course ‘Why you can’t afford to ignore social media!’ If you don’t know your ‘likes’ from your ‘favourites’ this is the course for you. You’ll learn how to use all the main social media platforms and see how it can support your mission and become an effective way of communicating. You’ll also look at examples of church or charity projects where such projects have been used successfully. This day will Continue Reading →

[Manchester] Faith in the World

Faith in the World: ‘Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with god.’  “Join us at Manchester Cathedral for an evening of exploring what it means to have Faith in the World.  We begin with a panel presentation by a variety of speakers and practitioners from a range of backgrounds—ministers of religion, creative writers—who have found heaven crammed into some surprising places.  This will be followed by a time of discussion. ” I’ll Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Beyond Belief: Faith & Social Media with @BBCRadio4

I enjoyed the recording of this show on Social Media and Faith for Radio 4’s Beyond Belief programme, and it’ll be live on Radio 4 at 4.30pm today, plus on iPlayer/podcast afterwards. It’ll be interesting to see how it’s been edited: 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 Continue Reading →

[REPORT] ‘Smartphone by default’ internet users from @Ofcom

Ofcom just published a new report looking a ‘smartphone by default’ users. The report starts: Ofcom commissioned ESRO to investigate the experiences of ‘smartphone by default’ internet users, and fieldwork was carried out in early 2016. The research project focused on those who conduct the vast majority of their online activities through their smartphone – either through choice or due to external factors limiting their access to alternative devices. The sample contained participants with a Continue Reading →

[SURVEY] Christian Media Survey 2016 #Chsocm

Following hot on the heels of David Gile’s survey into faith and social media use, here’s a short survey about Christian media use from Chris Goswami of 7minutes.net. I’m looking forward to seeing more results from both surveys. 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…

[PRESS] How social media is changing the church via @ConversationUK

Originally planned for Easter weekend, but house-moves etc causing distractions, my piece for The Conversation has just been published. It starts: Over the Easter weekend, the Church of England encouraged its congregation to share photos of their services and celebrations on social media using the hashtag #EasterJoy. It’s not strange for a large organisation to interact with its members and promote its message in this way. But the democratic nature of social media is allowing Continue Reading →

[PRESS] Pre-Record with Radio 4 for #BeyondBelief

So, this afternoon, I completed a pre-record for Beyond Belief on Radio 4, to be live Monday 16th May, and afterwards on iPlayer. I was in the studio with Ernie (pictured here doing a couple of recording edits), and on the line were Shelina Janmohamed, Muslim activist, and Michael O’Loughlin, author of The Tweetable Pope – who posted the following: Just recorded an interview for the #BBC program #BeyondBelief airing in the UK on May 16. #TweetablePope#religion Continue Reading →