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Spring Harvest 2013: 31st March: The Source


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Spring Harvest 2013: 31st March: The Source

  1. 1. This work is licensed under a Creative CommonsAttribution 3.0 Unported License. 31 March: THE SOURCE st Dr Bex Lewis Director: Digital Fingerprint; The Big Bible Project Research Fellow in Social Media & Online Learning, CODEC, University of Durham
  2. 2. Let’s “tweet” each Image Credit: iStockphotoother…
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  4. 4. Image Credit:“Getting people talking…”
  5. 5. Key Verse for Today:“We saw it, we hear it, and nowwe’re telling you so you canexperience it along with us, thisexperience of communion with theFather and his Son, Jesus Christ”1 John 1:3 (MSG)
  6. 6. Image Credit: Durham UniversityRev Prof David WilkinsonGod is a communicatingGod: “In the beginningwas the word”.God is extravagant incommunication – he isnot a silent God who hasto be tempted intocommunicating withpeople.
  7. 7. Jesus: The Source• Christians believe God has spoken clearly, unmissably and uniquely in the person of Jesus. We believe the story of our universe only makes sense if Jesus is the centre of it. Through the promise, life, death, resurrection, ascension and return of Christ, the meaning and purpose of our universe and our lives are made known. God is not a silent creature, He is the speaking creator.
  8. 8. Jesus: The Word• It is who Jesus is, not just what he taught, that changes everything ‘Jesus is not only an utterer of the word,’ Walter Bruggeman says, ‘but is himself the uttered word. That is, Jesus’s own person is God’s word of life, which shatters all idolatrous forms of life and makes new community possible.”• Gerard Kelly Church Actually: Rediscovering the Brilliance of God’s Plan 2011
  9. 9. Transformed Living…• The reason why some Christians are so constipated, miserable, judgmental, misogynistic, religious and up tight is that they were like that before they became Christians!• Roger Ellis Essence: The Manifesto of Jesus 2012
  10. 10. Image Credit:Seed ResourcesWe are rich in translations…
  11. 11. Image Credit: Ministry Best Practice Blog… and rich in means to access
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  17. 17. Image Credit: #BigRead13Pinterest
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  19. 19."On average, verses in the King JamesVersion are about 100 characters long,leaving room to slip in a #bible hashtagand still come in under the 140-character limit”e.g.
  20. 20. Image Credit: Darren HillDarren Hill, Seed Resources All these great Bible verses arrive on my feed without any context, background or explanation. As believers we are fine with this, we of course know the context to any text that appears online… don’t we? But what about everyone else? promises-and-perennial-issues- darrenrhill-digidisciple/
  21. 21. Relationships/Communication
  22. 22. Image Credit: iStockPhotoWhat you say or what is heard?
  23. 23. Finding God Online?
  24. 24. Jesus in Google Image Search?
  25. 25. Ask Facebook…Google is acommercialventure.. What dofriends that youtrust have tosuggest for you?
  26. 26. Image Credit: Seed ResourcesBeing ‘Real’ 24/7
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  28. 28. Talking about … the Bible
  29. 29. The Bible Online
  30. 30. 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)• But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect• search=1+Peter+3%3A15&version=NIV
  31. 31. 1 Peter 3:15 (The Message)• Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy. Keep a clear conscience before God so that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick. They’ll end up realizing that they’re the ones who need a bath.• search=1+Peter+3%3A15&version=MSG
  32. 32. 1 Peter 3:15 (The Voice)• …but exalt Him as Lord in your heart. Always be ready to offer a defense, humbly and respectfully, when someone asks why you live in hope. Keep your conscience clear so that those who ridicule your good conduct in the Anointed and say bad things about you will be put to shame• search=1+Peter+3%3A15&version=VOICE
  33. 33. Image Credit: iStockPhotoTHINK: What verses give you hope?
  35. 35. Image Credit: Seed ResourcesHow do we deal with the thingsthat divide us?
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  39. 39. Image Credit: Seed ResourcesTHINK: What does it mean toshare graciously?
  40. 40. Image Credit: KeziThe Fruits of the Spirit: What dothey look like online?
  42. 42. Image Credit: iStockPhotoWhat other Biblical values do wewant to see in our (digital) world?
  43. 43. Image Credit: iStockPhoto@drbexl @digitalfprint @bigbible
  44. 44. Thank you for your time &participation…