Was St. Paul a proto-blogger? Did the Desert Abbas and Ammas invent "friending" and "tweeting?" Did medieval manuscript creators invent hypertexting?
This presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Drescher, Director of the Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership and Assistant Professor of Christian Spiritualities at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, introduces changes in communication, community, and leadership influenced by new social media technologies. The presentation links current social media practices to long-held Christian traditions and provokes questions about how the Church can be proactively using social media for community-building, education, and formation.