[MEDIA] Talking about online church with @RevCharBP for #COVID19 and beyond @BBCRadio4

Post pandemic many say that the Church of England will never be the same again. While their doors may be physically closed - spiritually – some believe that God is reaching into more homes than ever. Online services are booming and pulling in record numbers of participants. But when all of this is over and the doors to places of worship reopen will there still be a demand for congregations gathering via the web? William…

[MEDIA] Talking ‘How bad is social media for my mental health’ with @BBCRadio4 Beyond Today Podcast

Earlier today I recorded for the Beyond Today podcast on social media and mental health, and the moral panics that surround technology, when there are many other underlying factors which need far more attention: Listen to the interview   Some related links: Self-harm and social media: a knee-jerk ban on content could actually harm young people Six triggers of stress and depression in children and how you can help Reading the Riots on Twitter (Farida Vis) Suicide rates rise…

[MEDIA] Beyond Belief: Public Grief for @BBCRadio4

Last Wednesday I recorded for BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief, along with Linda Woodhead, Sughra Ahmed, and David Walker, which was aired this afternoon. We were looking at public responses to recent tragedies (Manchester Arena, London Bridge, Grenfall House and Finsbury Park), and whether these were forms of public grief, or whether it was something else. We were asked to think about: How have expressions of  public grief changed? How has this been illustrated in…