Emerging church bloggers in Australia: Prophets, priests and rulers in God’s virtual world Paul Emerson Teusner RMIT Unive...
Emerging church <ul><li>Movement or conversation within Protestant and Evangelical churches in Anglosphere and northern Eu...
 
 
 
Questions <ul><li>How do those involved in the emerging church conversation use blogging technology to construct individua...
Why? <ul><li>Melbourne priest on YouTube 2006-2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of idea of “network” on understandings of reli...
Research into religion online Paul Emerson Teusner - AoIR Doctoral Colloquium 2009
Method <ul><li>30-35 bloggers </li></ul><ul><li>Discursive analysis of post and comments </li></ul><ul><li>Textual analysi...
Discourse analysis <ul><li>Scollon and Wong Scollon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His...
Discourse analysis Paul Emerson Teusner - AoIR Doctoral Colloquium 2009
Use of graphics <ul><li>Topic of conversation in previous GRCs </li></ul><ul><li>Martinec & Salway, in  Visual Communicati...
 
Use of graphic in “intertextual play” <ul><ul><li>Feminism/femininity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun/seriousness </li></ul...
 
Interviews <ul><li>Cyber-Christian </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual community and authentic identity </li></ul><ul><li>Postmodern...
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  1. 1. Emerging church bloggers in Australia: Prophets, priests and rulers in God’s virtual world Paul Emerson Teusner RMIT University – Porticus Fellowship
  2. 2. Emerging church <ul><li>Movement or conversation within Protestant and Evangelical churches in Anglosphere and northern Europe </li></ul><ul><li>“ Postmodern”, “marginal” faith </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks intimate, active faith communities </li></ul><ul><li>Uses contemporary technology to explore ancient practices </li></ul><ul><li>Antithetical to trends seen in both traditional Protestantism and contemporary Evangelicalism </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnected offline </li></ul>Paul Emerson Teusner - AoIR Doctoral Colloquium 2009
  3. 6. Questions <ul><li>How do those involved in the emerging church conversation use blogging technology to construct individual and communal online religious identities? </li></ul><ul><li>How do emerging church bloggers in Australia contribute to the construction of an Australian emerging church identity? </li></ul>Paul Emerson Teusner - AoIR Doctoral Colloquium 2009
  4. 7. Why? <ul><li>Melbourne priest on YouTube 2006-2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of idea of “network” on understandings of religious identity and communications in Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries between author, content and audience become blurred </li></ul>Paul Emerson Teusner - AoIR Doctoral Colloquium 2009
  5. 8. Research into religion online Paul Emerson Teusner - AoIR Doctoral Colloquium 2009
  6. 9. Method <ul><li>30-35 bloggers </li></ul><ul><li>Discursive analysis of post and comments </li></ul><ul><li>Textual analysis of design </li></ul><ul><li>Network analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul>Paul Emerson Teusner - AoIR Doctoral Colloquium 2009
  7. 10. Discourse analysis <ul><li>Scollon and Wong Scollon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical body </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bucholtz and Hall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indexicality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dialectics </li></ul></ul>Paul Emerson Teusner - AoIR Doctoral Colloquium 2009
  8. 11. Discourse analysis Paul Emerson Teusner - AoIR Doctoral Colloquium 2009
  9. 12. Use of graphics <ul><li>Topic of conversation in previous GRCs </li></ul><ul><li>Martinec & Salway, in Visual Communication 4:3 2005 – provides a taxonomy of picture-word relations </li></ul><ul><li>Considered the usefulness of analysing use of graphics as “nominative” vs “emotive” expressions of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>“ Joyous Christian Chick” </li></ul>
  10. 14. Use of graphic in “intertextual play” <ul><ul><li>Feminism/femininity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun/seriousness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Old/new </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christendom/foreign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dirt/art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tradition/heresy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Active campaign to expose alleged false dualities that we have used to define modern Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging previous structures of knowledge </li></ul>
  11. 16. Interviews <ul><li>Cyber-Christian </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual community and authentic identity </li></ul><ul><li>Postmodern embrace </li></ul><ul><li>Globalisation, nationalisation and “glocalisation” </li></ul>Paul Emerson Teusner - AoIR Doctoral Colloquium 2009

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