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CANCELLED: Digital Church: Theology and New Media

Mon, 5 Nov, 2012 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Amy Jill Levine 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE IMPACT OF HURRICANE SANDY ON THE NEW YORK CITY METRO AREA.

For two years, the New Media Project has engaged in research and reflection about how changing patterns and tools of digital communication affect religious leaders and communities of faith.  Our hope has been to model and spark theological thinking about new media through blog posts, case studies, and theological essays.  This one-day free event that is open to the public showcases the work of the New Media Project and invites participants into the ongoing conversation.


Schedule

9:00 a.m.

Introduction

9:15 a.m.

Case study guests: Our best ideas for new media

Eugene Cho, Quest Church, Seattle
Eric Elnes, Darkwood Brew, Countryside Community Church, Omaha
Tony Lee, Community of Hope AME Church, Temple, MD
Susie Shafer, The Young Clergy Women Project
John Weaver, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

11:00 a.m.

Conversation about case study presentations: Theological observations

12:15 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.

New Media Research Fellows, Round One: Thinking theologically about new media

Jim Rice, Sojourners magazine
Monica A. Coleman, Claremont School of Theology
Lerone A. Martin, Eden Theological Seminary

Faculty response: Serene Jones, President of the Faculty, Johnston Family Chair for Religion and Democracy
2:45 p.m

New Media Research Fellows, Round Two: Thinking theologically about new media

Kathryn Reklis, Fordham University
Jason Byassee, Boone, NC, United Methodist Church
Verity A. Jones, Christian Theological Seminary

Faculty response: John J. Thatamanil, Associate Professor of Theology and World Religions

4:00 p.m.

Case study guests respond

4:30 p.m.

Closing remarks

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