[ABSTRACT] The Digital Age: A Challenge for Christian Discipleship?

The following abstract has been accepted for the inaugural European Conference on Social Media. Note: Abstract submission now remains open til 6th January 2014. In the twenty-first century churchgoing is no longer the 'cultural norm' for many in the UK. People don't actively ignore the church: they don't even think about it. For churches, websites and social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest have now effectively become the 'front door' to billions of digital…

#ALTC2013: Abstract Accepted: Slow & Steady Wins The Race: Developing Digital Literacies

Organisational Developers (OD) within HE have responsibility for supporting organisational-level development within their institutions. Senior members are involved with strategic-level decision making on organisational initiatives such as restructuring the institution, managing change, or introducing new policies and therefore can have direct impact upon enabling or disabling opportunities for enhancing teaching and learning, including with digital technologies. Anecdotal evidence suggested that many OD practitioners are not comfortable with digital literacies, leading to opportunities for the effective…

ABSTRACT: 'The Word & The World' @TRSChester

Conference 'Call for Papers' (and yes, I am a day late, so no idea if it will considered or not) Name: Dr Bex Lewis, CODEC (Centre for Christian Communication in a Digital Age), Durham University Paper Title: Engaging in Discipleship in a Digital Age 200 Word Abstract: The ‘digital age’ brings the opportunity for a wider range of voices to contribute to conversations: many online will engage with “church” through their friends rather than formal…

Abstract Accepted: Depicting Death at War

For: http://socrel.org.uk/call-for-papers-socrel-annual-conference-material-religion/ (accepted) Abstract: In the Second World War, the second ‘total war’ of the Twentieth Century, death was a daily reality for both those on the fighting fronts and those on the Home Front in Britain.  The Ministry of Information (MOI), officially formed at the outbreak of the Second World War, was the central governmental publicity machine, working with other official bodies, including the War Office. Its role was to tell the citizen ‘clearly and…

Conference Abstract: Encouraging Faith Voices in Digital Spaces

The following conference paper has been accepted: Conference: Media, Religion & Culture Conference 2012 (Turkey) Stream:Social Media, Religion and CulturesWe live in a ‘digital age’, in a world that is increasingly defined and shaped by the digital. When we talk about ‘unplugging’, we are giving the impression that the effects of digital culture on our life are optional. This paper asserts that the digital is a ‘space’ or ‘culture’, and that there is no such…