This work is licensed under a Creative CommonsAttribution 3.0 Unported License. 1 April: BE st http://j.mp/ClickZone2 Dr Bex Lewis Director: Digital Fingerprint; The Big Bible Project Research Fellow in Social Media & Online Learning, CODEC, University of Durham
Nelson Mandela• Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Image Credit: Wikipedia
How does onebecome a butterfly?You must want tofly so much that youare willing to give upbeing a caterpillar.(Anon) Image Credit: Wikipedia
Luke 6:45 (NIV)A good man brings good things outof the good stored up in his heart,and an evil man brings evil thingsout of the evil stored up in hisheart. For the mouth speaks whatthe heart is full of.
The Legend of Bagger VanceInside each and every one of us is our one true, authentic swing. Something we was born with. Something that’s ours and ours alone. Something that can’t be learning… something that’s got to be remembered. Image Credit: Wikipedia
Gary Collins (Christian Life Coach)If youre a Christian, seekingto walk in the footsteps ofJesus, youll approach everyaspect of your life from thisperspective. Yourcommitment to Christ willimpact your marriage,parenting, lifestyle, values,spending, timemanagement, vocation ... Image Credit: Gary Collins website
Stephen Fry (via Twitter) Stop wanting wealth and fame and start wanting instead to do something well about which you are passionate. Image Credit: Wikipedia
Kofi Annan (UN)To live is to choose.but to choose well,you must know whoyou are and whatyou stand for, whereyou want to goand why you want toget there. Image Credit: Wikipedia
THINK: What are your passions? Image Credit: Seed Resources
Jesus is…• … and therefore we are called to be… Courageous.• 1 Corinthians 16:13.• Be on Guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.
“If an alien visited…”… and all theyhad to see wasyour Facebookpage (or other‘public’ profile)..What wouldtheir perceptionof your life be? Image: RGB Stock
http://bigbible.org.uk/2012/10/whats-the-point-of-it-all-digidisciple-frdavidcloake/• One issue that I have with social media in a Christian context is the terminology. I am uncomfortable being able to count my own ‘followers’ and take no real pleasure from the knowledge that I ‘influence’ X number of people. The fact is, I am the follower and I am the one influenced.
Why be online? @FrDavidCloake• Whilst I cannot conclude my thinking in a wholly positive way, I acknowledge that great use of all of this to my own personal discipleship. I am a broader Christian, a better informed Christian, a more readily supported and sustained Christian and for that I love this digital life. If that makes me a better Christian, then perhaps its purpose is served if a purpose exists and indeed if a purpose is needed. However, I shall continue to pray that someone, somewhere, can say with absolute clarity that because of this digital community, they came to Christ.
DISCUSS: Who is my neighbour?• What does it mean to ‘love your neighbour’ in a world in which a ‘friend’ might as easily be the kid from down the street you grew up with as a woman in Botswana whom you’ve never seen in person and only know in the context of Facebook status updates, photos, and notes? What is the nature of community at prayer in a compline service tweeted each evening by the cybermonks of a Virtual Abbey? What is the ecclesiological and liturgical significant of worship in various churches across the theological spectrum on the quasi-3D, virtual reality site ‘Second Life’? How can we negotiate spiritual interaction in these contexts without losing sight of basic elements of Christian faith expressed in traditional embodied and geographically located practices of prayer, worship, and compassion towards others?• Tweet if You Heart Jesus, p.xiv
‘Make disciples of all nations’• Do you feel comfortable in the online spaces?• Which particular spaces do you feel you can work in? – Platform? – Subject area?• Do you feel you can support those who are in the online spaces?
End on a PrayerFather, Creator God,You sent your Word, Jesus Christ, to reveal your love andcompassion to the world; you have called us to be his disciples, true images of yourbeloved Son,proclaiming his Gospel to all creation.His story is now our story.Keep usfaithful to what we have received, and generous in our sharing.Holy Father, we thankyou also for the gift of the Holy Spiritwhom you sent to sanctify and bless all you havecreatedand be the bond of love that unites all of us with you and your Son.Send forthyour Spirit upon us now.Purify our hearts and make us attentive to your promptingsthat we may be true missionaries in the digital world.Grant us the humility to seekyou above and before all other thingsthat all we say and do may be done in yourname and for your glory.We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen http://www.ibenedictines.org/2012/10 /21/a-prayer-for-the-christian-new- media-conference-cnmac12/