So, how long was it since you read the Narnia series?
I’ve been re-reading them all for #BigRead13, a Lent course that I’ve developed a ‘layer of conversation’ for … C.S.Lewis wrote the books, Rowan William wrote this commentary, a number of amazing people wrote reflections on themes that Williams had identified, we then developed housegroup material, and then Williams filmed some thoughts for us to engage with as part of our housegroups.
We’ve then developed daily material – comprised of:
- An extract from one of Lewis’s books
- A Bible extract
- Something to think about
- An action, usually from @40Acts
Which I plan to engage with, along with Brian Draper’s daily material, will be keeping an eye on Pam’s Perambulations, and I’m keen to test my ability to sit still for around 10 minutes a day doing absolutely nothing for #notbusy… that’ll be a challenge and a half ! Quite different from last year’s Lent challenge, which was to give up shopping in supermarkets for Lent (use up what was in my cupboards/shop in small local shops) – which has changed my shopping habits for life!
See former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams introduce #BigRead13:
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.