Summarising the #Advent20 journey with Brian Draper:
And so, returning to Advent, we remember the words of the apostle John, as we draw towards this journey’s end: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… In him was life, and that life was the light of all [people]. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Brian asked us to sum our the advent journey in 6 words: “In the darkness, the light exists”
I wondered if that was too obvious, but that’s what comes to mind. Life still feels quite dark/wilderness like at times, and the little gems have really helped! I still vaguely remember from years ago a sermon someone gave re faith – like a match petering out in the darkness, but it’s still flickering .. and J John talking about in the darkest of night skies, the stars twinkle and beckon…
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.