#AdventBookClub: Day 15

The Coming of the Lord: (Journal Article)

“Life is Advent” – be alert for the coming of God – recognise that he is coming at all times…

Of particular interest – bearing in mind my particular interest in #MediaLit13 – is that ‘read in the daily papers’ for signs of the coming of God (alongside friends, family, teachers…). As a lecturer in media studies (though I don’t think you need that to notice..) – we know that papers tend to focus upon the bad news, so that does make me wonder how we find the good news of God’s coming..

Keep Awake and Watch: Mark 13:32-36

Just makes me think of that twisted view that we should have ‘fun’ then ask for forgiveness when old … but we never know when God is coming, or when we may meet with an accident, etc. Once we look past the ‘rigid rules’ of so much ‘religion’, and accept that we are finally enabled to ‘live life to the full’ why would we want to wait? Keep calm, carry on with life, and enjoy the time when it comes … #thinkingaloud

Prayer: Pray for alertness- as a Dr ‘watches for signs of returning health’ [so much thought of analogies after the Cranmer Hall Christmas Party last night!]. My brain is tweaking at the words ‘endurance’ to watch…

Advent Action:  Up early 15 mins, or to bed 15 mins later to ‘watchfully wait & pray’ – do we not do this as we go about our daily lives?

Off to check out Pam’s Perambulations

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Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst  (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.

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