#MediaLit17 Chronicles 19: Digital Destinies

The final session, before the concluding devotions, is reflecting on the whole week. Karen has tweeted out a storify collection of the #MediaLit17 tweets on Twitter. We spent some time discussing in groups our reflections on the week. One group observed that it’s important we operate with discernment and a desire for balance. This was …

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#MediaLit17 Chronicles 17: Flinging Stars into Space

And…. here we are! The final morning! We are kicking off with the enigmatically entitled ‘Flinging Stars into Space’ with Pete Phillips. Controvesial statement to start with while expressing a love of technology: I no longer wear an apple watch because it is a dead technology. For Pete, the digital is all about what it …

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#MediaLit17 Chronicles 16: “Hacking Church”

#MediaLit17 Chronicles 16: “Hacking Church” We went to the pub and spoke to a couple of local Methodists who operate intentionally with a “hacking mindset” to approach church life and engage with mission. This was a great and long conversation, and given the nature of it I’d struggle to adequately represent the whole conversation but …

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#MediaLit17 Chronicles 15: Presentations — Part 2

We come to the second slot of presentations! Briefly, we had presentations on: Consuming and responding to the Media: Given that Jeremy Corbyn did better than expected, is it fair to say that the power of the media is finally over? Heard about the recent terror attacks through social media. The Church of England often …

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#MediaLit17 Chronicles 14: Entertainment

We turn now to Cranmer Hall’s own Kate Bruce who is leading a session engaging with the Theology of Entertainment. We started by thinking about those occasions where we have encountered something of God in entertainment and then wondered what the positives of associating with theology and entertainment. Theology shouldn’t just be solemn and grim, …

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#MediaLit17 Chronicles 13: Real humanity in the virtual world

Day Four, Dr Karen O’Donnell is here to talk to us about digital theology, and will be looking at the Eucharist. Where are our bodies in digital spaces? There’s a sense in which when we go online our bodies don’t go with us. Therefore we can feel like the digital world isn’t real. This can …

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#MediaLit17 Chronicles 12: Multimedia Liturgical Worship

#MediaLit17 Chronicles 12: Multimedia Liturgical Worship Yesterday evening we worshipped in the hall, but it had been set up differently with stations and dim lights. On the wall there were two ‘screens’ which played the majority of the media content. There was a table, with cup and bread and covered in blue fairy lights. Around …

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