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[ACADEMIC] Publication in @SurvSoc_Journal : Social Media, Peer Surveillance, Spiritual Formation, and Mission: Practising Christian Faith in a Surveilled Public Space

In March 2017 I gave a paper at the AHRC Surveillance and Religion Workshop in Edinburgh. I decided to turn it into a paper and submit to a special edition of Surveillance and Society, a top quartile journal for Urban Studies (of particular interest as an Associate Member of the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Met Uni). With a generous extension on the submission date, I managed to submit the paper the day before I started chemotherapy…

[RESEARCH] Simple Survey into Social Media and Spiritual Formation (#Surveillance)

The other day I submitted a paper, resulting from the 'Surveillance and Religion Conference' in Edinburgh earlier this year, on social media and spiritual formation. It's useful to get some insights into what people think, to add a little colour, but also to trigger new avenues of thought that can be connected with pre-existing academic research in new ways, or suggest new avenues for research. Last month, therefore, a simple survey was created, and once…

[QUESTION] What is Spiritual Formation (in a digital age)? #Surveillance

As I can never find Facebook posts again when I want them, I saved some of the thoughts that are helping trigger a presentation in Edinburgh shortly, on spiritual formation and any kind of awareness of surveillance online. I noted that the responses may be made public, if anonymised! What do you understand by spiritual formation? Would you say that social media has impacted on this at all? Does the fact that others are 'observing…
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