Dr Bex Lewis

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) 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.

Bex Lewis: An Ordinary Life, An Extraordinary Journey

'Bex Lewis: An Ordinary Life, An Extraordinary Journey', Ladies Group, Cradley Baptist Church Invited by my Oak Hall guests to come and give my testimony, interwoven with stories of my travels. I aimed for a colourful presentation, plenty of images, thoughts on comparing the Christian life journey to some of my travels around the world. I'll see if I can find the presentation! October 2010

[BOOK REVIEW] Connie Neal, What’s a Christian to do with Harry Potter? 2001

Harry Potter is one of the biggest fictional phenomena in the world, with many growing up with the books and waiting expectantly for the next film. Connie Neal, who does read and enjoy the Harry Potter books, is more concerned with the division that debates have caused. In her dedication she thanks her friend Brooke Boland: Brooke Boland, who forced me to think further than I had at first and realise that Christians on both…

Book Review: Christianity with Attitude by Giles Fraser

Giles Fraser, of the liberal tradition, is a passionate and outspoken figure. With arguments that are"accessible to the suspicious secularist", he is inspired by the fiery language of the Bible in which writers believed in what they said as if their lives depended upon it. As the back cover says here "he gets to theological grips with a wide range of subjects including the morality of war, the meaning of death, church committees, sex, atheism,…

[BOOK Review] Tom Wright ‘Paul for Everyone’

Part of a series Tom Wright is working his way through – to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, using a fresh translation of the entire text, accompanied by 1-2 pages of thought. Wright comes from an academic background, but has deliberately written in an approachable and anecdotal style. Designed for personal or group use, I have used this for daily study in the past. Use it so long as it…

[BOOK REVIEW] Patrick Dixon, Building a Better Business (2005)

Patrick Dixon was one of the keynote speakers at the Churches Media Council conference in 2007, at which I had a training place. Dixon is a futurologist – predicting forthcoming trends and advising businesses on their strategy/working practices based on this. Quite a move from his original medical background where he specialised in AIDS/cancer … but it won’t surprise you to know that he has an ethical stance on working practice. I’m fascinated by seeing…