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Questions  (PDF, 354 KB) — Select this PDF document to print our set of initial questions for getting into the theological essays.

Essays
— Select the PDF documents below to print each theological essay.
"Faith communities in high relief: Reflections on the Trinity" (PDF, 546 KB) by Verity A. Jones
"Models of the church and social media" (PDF, 545 KB) by Jim Rice
"X-Reality and the Incarnation" (PDF, 513 KB) by Kathryn Reklis
"New media: A savior for the digital age" (PDF, 510 KB) by Monica A. Coleman
"Practicing virtue with social media: An 'underdetermined' response" (PDF, 524 KB) by Jason Byassee
"How media changes American culture and religion" (PDF, 479 KB) by Lerone A. Martin
 
Recommendations  (PDF, 505 KB) — Select this PDF document to print the full set of recommendations. Or download single sections of recommendations below.
Why think about using social media  (PDF, 371 KB)
How to use social media well  (PDF, 380 KB)
When to be cautious and concerned (PDF, 371 KB)
How to know if what you are doing is working (PDF, 359 KB)

Case Studies
Abilene Christian University (PDF, 420 KB) — Select this PDF document to print the article and report together. Or download them separately below.
Article: ACU Connected: Groundbreaking initiative reshapes education at Abilene Christian University (PDF, 113 KB)
Case study report (PDF, 387 KB)
Community of Hope AME Church (PDF, 460 KB) — Select this PDF document to print the article and report together. Or download them separately below.
Article: Go-go preaching: New media at Community of Hope AME Church (PDF, 405 KB)
Case study report (PDF, 404 KB)
Countryside Community Church/Darkwood Brew  (PDF, 421 KB) — Select this PDF document to print the article and report together. Or download them separately below.
Article: Becoming the media: Darkwood Brew at Countryside Community Church (UCC) (PDF, 371 KB)
Case study report (PDF, 385 KB)
House for All Sinners and Saints (PDF, 454 KB) — Select this PDF document to print the article and report together. Or download them separately below.
Article: Ancient liturgy for scruffy hipsters with smartphones: A profile of Nadia Bolz Weber and House for All Sinners and Saints (PDF, 389 KB)
Case study report (PDF, 388 KB)
Quest Church (PDF, 442 KB) — Select this PDF document to print the article and report together. Or download them separately below.
Article: At home with new media: A profile of Seattle's Quest Church (PDF, 390 KB)
Case study report (PDF, 380 KB)
The Young Clergy Women Project (PDF, 453 KB) — Select this PDF document to print the article and report together. Or download them separately below.
Article: Web of interconnectivity: Inhabiting the world of The Young Clergy Women Project (PDF, 373 KB)
Case study report (PDF, 429 KB)

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