Blog series for education

The New Media Project research fellows and guest writers having been blogging weekly on various topics related to social media. Here we offer those blog series by theme.

Sharing the gospel and new media

Posts in this series so far:

Series Introduction, by Nick Buck
"Who does your use of new media say that I am?", by Nick Buck
Prosperity posting, by Patton Dodd
#freethegospel, by Keith Anderson
Encountering the good news in your newsfeed, by Sister Julie Vieira
Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use new media, by Nick Buck

Community formation and social media (twelve weeks)

Full series (PDF, 297 KB) — Select this PDF document to read and/or print the series.

Read individual blog posts in this series:

Series introduction, by Verity A. Jones
People show up for content and stay for relationships, by Brandon Cox
Embracing the awkward, by Carolyn Lesmeister and Joshua Burkholder
The blessing of fluidity, by Kimberly Knight
Community beyond statistics, by Kathryn Reklis
Moderating conflict in an online community, by David Hayward
Conflict as a place to practice and perfect love, by Deborah Arca
The "little way" to healing, by Julie Vieira
Online altar rails, by Monica A. Coleman
Four principles for nurturing community, by Jim Rice
Nurturing one another online, by Lisa Marchal
Resources, by Kenetha J. Stanton

Social justice and social media (seven weeks)

Full series (PDF, 289 KB) — Select this PDF document to read and/or print the series.

Read individual blog posts in this series:

Series introduction, by Verity A. Jones
If #BlackTwitter went to church, by Monica A. Coleman
A Disciples perspective, by Verity A. Jones
An Anabaptist perspective, by Jim Rice
#SocialJustice: Like us on Facebook, Lerone A. Martin
A Roman Catholic perspective, by Kathryn Reklis
Resources, by Janelle Tupper

Youth ministry and social media (eight weeks)

Full series (PDF, 367 KB) — Select this PDF document to read and/or print the series.

Read individual blog posts in this series:

Series introduction, by Verity A. Jones
Leaving a congregation, by Erica Schemper
A process theology perspective, by Monica A. Coleman
Revival, by Lerone A. Martin
Reading scripture, by Eric M. Augenstein
Self-worth in the age of social media, by Dustin Hite
Healthy boundaries, by Julie Richardson Brown
Resources, by Julie Richardson Brown

Celebration and social media (six weeks)

Full series (PDF, 280 KB) — Select this PDF document to read and/or print the series.

Read individual blog posts in this series:

Series introduction, by Verity A. Jones
A new form of call and response, by Frank A. Thomas
Creating and sharing music, by Brenda Freije
Worship as celebratory conversation, by Matthew Myer Boulton
Searching for beauty, by Elizabeth Myer Boulton
Resources, by Jim Rice

Prayer and social media (six weeks)

Full series (PDF, 248 KB) — Select this PDF document to read and/or print the series.

Read individual blog posts in this series:

Series introduction, by Verity A. Jones
An Anabaptist perspective, by Jim Rice
A Catholic perspective, by Kathryn Reklis
Call and response, by Lerone A. Martin
A liberation perspective, by Monica A. Coleman
Resources, by Verity A. Jones
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