[MEDIA] “O click, all ye faithful” in @Guardian

The other week I had quite a decent phone conversation with Harriet Sherwood, journalist at The Guardian. Some of that conversation made it into an article about religion getting involved online: In September the C of E appointed Adrian Harris as its head of digital communications to drive its strategy forward. Harris had previously led digital communications teams at Bupa, Tesco and the Conservative party. He said there was “a huge amount of untapped potential”.  …

QUOTED: Former chief Rabbi blames social media for inflaming wars

Ruth Gledhill asked me for a quote earlier today re "The former Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, has warned of of the potential of social media to inflame wars to global proportions and said: "God himself weeps at the evils being committed in His name." Here's some of my response: Dr Bex Lewis, research fellow with Codec, which explores the interfaces between the Bible, the digital world and contemporary culture at Durham University and author of Raising…

Keep Calm and Party While We Still Can

What's your favourite riff on the popular "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters? The list keeps growing, in a spontaneous public punning poetry project, a real world meme. "Keep Calm and Carry On Knitting" keeps the vintage British cuppa-in-a-crisis feel of the red original. So does "Keep Calm and Carry On Eating Muffins", used to advertise a production of The Importance of Being Earnest, while "Keep Calm and Carry Wand" references a more recent British icon.…