[EDIT – CONFERENCE ABSTRACT] Inclusive Placemaking: Placing the Christian Church in a Digital Age

I was asked to make a few edits and clarifications to my accepted conference abstract: The church in the United Kingdom can be regarded as geographically placed and located, with an emphasis upon local church services, and services to the local community such as food banks, debt management, and children’s work. Theologians such as Rumsey (2017), Hjalmarson (2014), and Inge, (2003) are concerned with a theology of place, whilst the Church of England, the Methodist…

[CONFERENCE PAPER] Inclusive Placemaking: Placing the Christian Church in a Digital Age

I've just had the following paper accepted for the Institute of Place Management 4th International Biennial Conference, for which I'm also on the academic committee (although of course I didn't assess my own paper). Come and join us in September 2017: The church in the United Kingdom is regarded by many as geographically placed and located, with an emphasis upon local church services, and services to the local community such as food banks, debt management, and children’s…

[ABSTRACT] Risks, Rights, Responsibility and Resilience Online #DigitalParenting

It's been a while since I've submitted a conference paper - I missed out on the special edition of a journal which seems similar, but here's an abstract for the IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research) pre-conference on Children's and Young People's Rights in the Digital Age, curated by Sonia Livingstone, Amanda Third and Mariya Stoilova This paper will draw on research undertaken for the 2014 book Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding…

[ABSTRACT] #DIGIDisciple: Issues and Opportunities for the Christian Sector in a Digital Age

Paper Abstract: Media, Religion and Culture in a Networked World, Canterbury, U.K. - August 4-8, 2014. Accepted.  A frequent topic in the British newspapers is the declining numbers in church membership. For many churchgoing is no longer the ‘cultural norm’. People don’t actively ignore the church: they don’t even think about it, whilst literally billions are in the digital spaces and the social networks. Those in the Christian sector, including churches, have been slow to recognize…

[ABSTRACT] The Digital Age: Photoshopped Selves?

Abstract accepted for Ecclesia and Ethics II "If Christianity is really true, then it involves the whole man, including his intellect and creativeness. Christianity is not just "dogmatically" true or "doctrinally" true. Rather, it is true to what is there, true in the whole area of the whole man in all of life." (Francis A. Schaeffer, Art and the Bible, Ch. 1) “I share, therefore I am.” – Sherry Turkle, psychologist and MIT professor of…
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