Blog Posts by Verity A. Jones

  • Social media beyond Facebook and Twitter

    Posted Oct 14, 2014 |

    By Verity A. Jones | It’s fun to lead a workshop full of religion people who know all they want to know about Facebook and Twitter and are ready to discuss other platforms. The reality of the religion world (churches and organizations) is that every audience I’ve met includes people who use flip phones and avoid Facebook, as well as folks who are Tweeting what I say as I say it.

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  • Exploring pastoral excellence: Inviting blog submissions

    Posted May 01, 2014 | Center for Pastoral Excellence

    By Verity A. Jones | In the Center for Pastoral Excellence, we are continually exploring what pastoral excellence means, what it looks like, how it is practiced, and how those insights and practices can be shared. We are pleased to share the excellent work of the five initiatives that comprise the Center by curating their blogs and news stories.

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  • Community formation and social media: Series introduction

    Posted Apr 29, 2014 | New Media Project

    By Verity A. Jones | Do social media help or hinder the formation of communities of faith? Does the temptation to gossip on social media negatively impact a community trying to live together faithfully? Do people really share what’s happening in their lives on social media—are they honest—or do they just share their glossy selves and even invent some of that?

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  • New Media Project announces changes for next phase

    Posted Apr 15, 2014 | New Media Project

    By Verity A. Jones | I have good news to share. Lilly Endowment Inc. has granted Christian Theological Seminary additional funding to complete a transitional phase of the New Media Project over the next 18 months. The support will enable the New Media Project to further its work of research and interpretation so that we might better help religious leaders think theologically about technology. We are exceedingly grateful for this support.

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  • What’s up with the New Media Project in 2014?

    Posted Jan 14, 2014 | New Media Project

    By Verity A. Jones | Where did we go? It’s been three months since we posted on this blog, right? The last post was September 24. It closed out the seven-week series, “Social justice and social media.” While it was a brilliant and successful series (smile), we do seem to have fallen off the radar (nay, tablet) screen here lately.

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