[SPEAKER] Engaging with #ExploringBelief for Religion in the Media Festival

I was originally invited to participate in the 'digital religion' panel for this event (a little confused about what happened - as you'll see from my tweets I had a lot to say). However, got to meet up with some friends old and new at the end event, and was available for 1-2-1s with those who wanted them. Was some high profile interesting speakers - see more on this collection of tweets:

[ACADEMIC] Publication in @SurvSoc_Journal : Social Media, Peer Surveillance, Spiritual Formation, and Mission: Practising Christian Faith in a Surveilled Public Space

In March 2017 I gave a paper at the AHRC Surveillance and Religion Workshop in Edinburgh. I decided to turn it into a paper and submit to a special edition of Surveillance and Society, a top quartile journal for Urban Studies (of particular interest as an Associate Member of the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Met Uni). With a generous extension on the submission date, I managed to submit the paper the day before I started chemotherapy…

#EmptyShelf17 #26: Becoming Reverand by @revmattwoodcock

Becoming Reverend: A diary by Matt Woodcock My rating: 4 of 5 stars I met Matt whilst teaching MediaLit at Cranmer Hall a few years ago - he made a comment about how pimped up my laptop was (it was a chrome covered HP) ... He's certainly a larger than life character and starting the book with an unfortunate blocking of the toilet does set the tone - Matt is definitely a lads lad, but…

[QUESTION] What is Spiritual Formation (in a digital age)? #Surveillance

As I can never find Facebook posts again when I want them, I saved some of the thoughts that are helping trigger a presentation in Edinburgh shortly, on spiritual formation and any kind of awareness of surveillance online. I noted that the responses may be made public, if anonymised! What do you understand by spiritual formation? Would you say that social media has impacted on this at all? Does the fact that others are 'observing…