[WRITER] Chapter on ‘The Digital Age’ in Pastoral Challenges & Concerns: A Christian Handbook for Leaders

There was a nice surprise in my pigeon hole at work today. Before I left Durham (in 2015), I had written the first draft of a chapter on 'The Digital Age' for what was to be the second edition of 'The Christian Handbook of Abuse, Addiction and Difficult Behaviour'. With new chapters which didn't really fit that remit, the title was renamed. The book was finally published by Kevin Mayhew at the end of 2018, and…

[WRITER/ACADEMIC] Article Acceptance for High-Ranking @SurvSoc_Journal

Really pleased to hear that the journal article that I've been working on over the past year has had it's final edits accepted, and should be published (open access) later in the year in Surveillance and Society Journal (I'll likely share then too). Social Media, Peer Surveillance, Spiritual Formation and Mission: Practicing Christian Faith in a Surveilled Public Space By 2018, social media has become a part of everyday life, including the faith lives of many.…

[MEDIA] Yes, Children Under 13 Should be Allowed on Social Media, with @YCWMag

I love the team at Youth and Children's Work Magazine, so was happy to step in and put forward my (carefully constructed) arguments as to why children under 13 should be allowed on social media. I suspect you'll find that Justin Humphreys (CCPAS) and I actually don't really disagree! Premier will send you a free copy of the magazine if you've not had it before - it's got loads of ideas for children's and youthworkers in…

[WRITER] The book ARRIVES! #KeepCalmandCarryOn

It's a thrill that never really gets less exciting! You know you've written the text, seen various edits and temporary layouts, but to actually hold THE BOOK in your hands is very exciting - and my 'complimentary copy' arrived from the Imperial War Museum today! I'm tired, my body is fighting the infections, but the book is HERE! You can buy from the Imperial War Museum or Amazon, or all the usual outlets officially from 26th October…

[WRITER] Chapter in Theologians and Philosophers Using Social Media with @thomasjayoord

I wrote a chapter in a new book, Theologians and Philosophers Using Social Media: Advice, Tips, and Testimonials edited by Dr. Thomas Jay Oord - awaiting my copy, but here are the triggering questions:   What forms of social media/platforms do you use, and which forms are primary? Why did you begin using social media in relation to your scholarly interests, publication, or teaching? Is this the same reason you continue to use social media? What have you…