Christianity in the Digital Space
Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th July 2009
St John's College, Durham
The Digital Revolution is changing the way we relate, communicate and even think. What are the implications for Christian faith and spirituality? What will the church look like in the digital age? What does it mean to be a disciple in a digital world?
Christianity in the Digital Space will bring together 60 Christians who are working online. We will meet, share experiences and discuss issues, opportunities and challenges that digital technology raises for the Christian faith.
At the heart of the conference will be a series of group "conversations" on issues arising for Christians in the digital space. Conversation topics include:
- Is there a distinctive emerging digital spirituality?
- What room for the Bible in the digital environment
- What is the experience of online church and other forms of community?
- What happens to authority in a Wikipedia culture?
- What are the opportunities and risks for Christian mission and evangelism?
…and other topics proposed by the delegates
Each day will input to spark and shape the conversation. Contributors include:
Rt Rev NT Wright
Tom Wright is one of the world's leading theologians, and has published over 40 books. He is Bishop of Durham.
Rev Mark Brown
Mark is CEO of Bible Society in New Zealand. He founded and leads the Anglican Cathedral in Second Life and has written extensively about Christianity and the Digital Revolution. He blogs at brownblog.info.
Andrew is Director of the Churches' Media Council. He worked for BBC Religion for over a decade, and continues to write and present programmes for BBC Radio 2 and Radio 4.
Bible readings and worship
The programme will include Bible readings and creative worship led by:
Rev Dr David Wilkinson
David Wilkinson is an astro-physicist, Methodist Minister and theologian with a special interest in relating theology to culture. He is Principal of St John's College, Durham.
Rev Dr Colin Greene
Colin Greene, theologian in residence at SGM Lifewords and co-author of 'Metavista: Bible, Church and Mission in an age of Imagination'
Rev Kate Bruce
Kate is chaplain at St John's College, Durham and is working on a PhD on the future of preaching.
Rev Dr Peter Philips
Pete is secretary to the Methodist church's Faith and Order committee and Director of the Centre for Biblical Literacy at St John's College Durham.
If you would like to attend, please click here to register. There is a registration fee of £30, which covers all food and accommodation for the 48 hours of the meeting. We are grateful to Bible Society for funding this event.
Please note that attendance at this symposium is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending or would like to recommend someone please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact Andrew Graystone at email@example.com or 07772 710090.
Organised and hosted by CODEC (St John's College, Durham) and the Churches' Media Council. Sponsored by Bible Society.