[SPEAKER] Digital Discipleship with Melbourne, Australia, via Zoom

This afternoon, I got to present on 'digital discipleship' to Melbourne in Australia (and anyone else who fancied joining). We had planned to do this session in person next week, but then Coronavirus got in the way - and then as I thought I was to be stuck in New Zealand, we planned to plan a new date for it over the next few weeks. Then I got my seat on the charter flight, so…

[LIFE/CANCER] 8 Weeks in New Zealand

So, what do you say, nearly 8 weeks into a trip that you dreamed of for about 8 years ... and officially coming into the last week of the planned trip - and coronavirus has completely upended everything you were trying to do! I last blogged a couple of weeks ago, when New Zealand was a couple of weeks into Level 4 lockdown. At the end of Monday, it will go to Level 3 Lockdown,…

[WRITER] My @I_W_M #KeepCalmAndCarryOn Book Featured as a Recommended Work by @PosterHouseNYC

Lovely to come across this short video on Instagram, from Poster House, New York (determined to get there someday), and see that I have been featured as the first book:   View this post on Instagram   Book suggestions from our Chief Curator A post shared by Poster House (@posterhousenyc) on Apr 22, 2020 at 4:06am PDT These are all the other books mentioned in the video:   View this post on Instagram   Did…

[WRITER] Chapter in The Distanced Church: Reflections on Doing Church Online

I was pleased to be invited to write a chapter for Heidi Campbell's edited collection, related to churches seeking to be online through the coronavirus pandemic, alongside a range of interesting other writers. My work can be found at Chapter 22: An Inclusive Church Community in a Digital Age The coronavirus pandemic has caused churches to use digital technologies in a way that many have never done before: how can it learn from this to…

[MEDIA] Chatting with @PaulHUCB re Tracking Apps and Social Media in #Coronavirus Times

This evening (morning UK time), I had a chat with Paul Hammond on UCB Radio The conversation was triggered by the UK planning to produce a COVID tracking app (see Business Insider, or UnHerd), and whether it's the 'thin end of the wedge' re privacy. There's also an app that was developed by teams working with King's College that I know a number of people have voluntarily used. We then went onto talk about how…