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This work is licensed under a Creative CommonsAttribution 3.0 Unported License.  1 April: BE     st  http://j.mp/ClickZone...
https://twitter.com/drbexl
Key Verse for Today:Key Verse: “What marvelous love theFather has extended to us! Just lookat it – we’re called children o...
‘BEING’ a Child of God…                        DISCUSS: What                        words/images                        co...
Child of God (Google Images)
http://bigbible.org.uk/2012/10/praying-with-a-pen-or-keypad-in-hand-johnschaplain-digidisciple/
What does it mean to truly Be?
Nelson Mandela• Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is  that we are powerful beyond measure. ...
How does onebecome a butterfly?You must want tofly so much that youare willing to give upbeing a caterpillar.(Anon)       ...
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 o...
The Legend of Bagger VanceInside each and every one      of us is our one true,          authentic swing.  Something we wa...
Gary Collins (Christian Life Coach)If youre a Christian, seekingto walk in the footsteps ofJesus, youll approach everyaspe...
Stephen Fry (via Twitter)                      Stop wanting wealth                      and fame and start                ...
Kofi Annan (UN)To live is to choose.but to choose well,you must know whoyou are and whatyou stand for, whereyou want to go...
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....
http://www.wordnik.com/words/courage
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/authentic
A ‘digital fingerprint’…
Image Credit: Seed ResourcesOur identity as children…It is only out ofthis redeemedidentity, out ofwho we are inChrist, th...
Image Credit: Seed ResourcesBeing ‘Real’ 24/7
Putting our lives on display?
Human Beings at Machines, not “aremachines” …            http://www.sxc.hu/photo/192333
Extrovert/Introvert?
“If an alien visited…”… and all theyhad to see wasyour Facebookpage (or other‘public’ profile)..What wouldtheir perception...
http://bigbible.org.uk/2012/10/whats-the-point-of-it-all-digidisciple-frdavidcloake/• One issue that I have with social me...
Why be online? @FrDavidCloake• Whilst I cannot conclude my thinking in a wholly positive  way, I acknowledge that great us...
http://www.eauk.org/church/campaigns/confidence-in-the-gospel/
Where has God placed us?
http://pamsperambulation.wordpress.com
http://jacksdavie.wordpress.com
http://tanyamarlow.com/
DISCUSS: Who is my neighbour?•   What does it mean to ‘love your neighbour’ in a world in which a    ‘friend’ might as eas...
‘Make disciples of all nations’• Do you feel comfortable in the online spaces?• Which particular spaces do you feel you ca...
Image Credit: iStockPhoto@drbexl @digitalfprint @bigbible
End on a PrayerFather, Creator God,You sent your Word, Jesus Christ, to reveal your love andcompassion to the world; you h...
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  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. https://twitter.com/drbexl
  3. 3. Key Verse for Today:Key Verse: “What marvelous love theFather has extended to us! Just lookat it – we’re called children of God!That’s who we really are.” 1 John 3:1(MSG)
  4. 4. ‘BEING’ a Child of God… DISCUSS: What words/images come to mind when you think about BEING a child of God? Image Credit: Seed Resources
  5. 5. Child of God (Google Images)
  6. 6. http://bigbible.org.uk/2012/10/praying-with-a-pen-or-keypad-in-hand-johnschaplain-digidisciple/
  7. 7. What does it mean to truly Be?
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. How does onebecome a butterfly?You must want tofly so much that youare willing to give upbeing a caterpillar.(Anon) Image Credit: Wikipedia
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. THINK: What are your passions? Image Credit: Seed Resources
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. http://www.wordnik.com/words/courage
  18. 18. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/authentic
  19. 19. A ‘digital fingerprint’…
  20. 20. Image Credit: Seed ResourcesOur identity as children…It is only out ofthis redeemedidentity, out ofwho we are inChrist, that wecan hope to bearfruit in the world.
  21. 21. Image Credit: Seed ResourcesBeing ‘Real’ 24/7
  22. 22. Putting our lives on display?
  23. 23. Human Beings at Machines, not “aremachines” … http://www.sxc.hu/photo/192333
  24. 24. Extrovert/Introvert?
  25. 25. “If an alien visited…”… and all theyhad to see wasyour Facebookpage (or other‘public’ profile)..What wouldtheir perceptionof your life be? Image: RGB Stock
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. http://www.eauk.org/church/campaigns/confidence-in-the-gospel/
  29. 29. Where has God placed us?
  30. 30. http://pamsperambulation.wordpress.com
  31. 31. http://jacksdavie.wordpress.com
  32. 32. http://tanyamarlow.com/
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. ‘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?
  35. 35. Image Credit: iStockPhoto@drbexl @digitalfprint @bigbible
  36. 36. 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/
  37. 37. Thank you for your time &participation…

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