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Digital Disciples

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A talk I did the other day at The Student Conference in Sheffield, a weekend event for 100 or so Christian students in the Showroom Cinema. I shared a bit about me and a few thoughts on technology, faith, storytelling and the internet.

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Digital Disciples

  1. 1. @richwells Digital Disciples
  2. 2. How do we follow Jesus online? 3
  3. 3. How do we follow Jesus online? 3
  4. 4. As a Christian, I’m also interested in...
  5. 5. How do we follow Jesus online?
  6. 6. In the spirit of Buzzfeed, here are…
  7. 7. 9 AWESOME WAYS TO FOLLOW JESUS ONLINE (YOU WON’T BELIEVE NUMBER 3)
  8. 8. How do we follow Jesus online? 31 Understand that technology shapes you
  9. 9. Marshall McLuhan We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us
  10. 10. The printing press changed how people engaged with God
  11. 11. How can you use the tools you have to help you grow in your faith?
  12. 12. 2 2 Fill up on good stuff
  13. 13. As a designer I have to be disciplined to check sites that inspire me. Facebook isn’t enough
  14. 14. www.thisiscolossal.com
  15. 15. www.thisiscolossal.com
  16. 16. www.thisiscolossal.com
  17. 17. What nourishes you?
  18. 18. What inspires you?
  19. 19. Who is helpful to follow?
  20. 20. 3Get help with the bad stuff
  21. 21. 4 Share your Stories & Passions
  22. 22. And someone, somewhere needs to hear it
  23. 23. dayoffwithsophie.tumblr.com
  24. 24. My stories often aren’t very interesting, but people seem to listen. So I keep telling them. I mean, we. I mean, she.
  25. 25. that connect us together
  26. 26. Met amazing communities. Shared stories, photos, paintings and doodles and was blown away by how many people at home gave to charity.
  27. 27. cambodia.richwells.me
  28. 28. What are you passionate about? It doesn't have to be a 'Christian’ thing. What passions has God given you? You don’t have to put a Bible verse at the bottom of a blog post for it to be used by God.
  29. 29. www.ishouldprobablychange.com Share what you’re learning. Share your struggles, don’t try to be perfect. Build community.
  30. 30. CHALLENGEYOURSELF
  31. 31. 5 Be a Bible Translator
  32. 32. You are the only Bible that most people will read.
  33. 33. How can you creatively translate the Bible in your voice?
  34. 34. 6 Think before you tweet
  35. 35. T houghtful H elpful I nteresting N ecessary K ind?
  36. 36. Are you the same online as offline?
  37. 37. 7 Be present and enjoy life
  38. 38. Is our phone the last thing we check at night and the first thing in the morning?
  39. 39. Do we think in statuses? Post
  40. 40. (please say no)
  41. 41. Do we ever make space for God to speak?
  42. 42. 8 Don’t judge yourself by likes, followers or retweets
  43. 43. God Likes You
  44. 44. Do Like You? You
  45. 45. He listens
  46. 46. 9 Real change happens offline Remember that
  47. 47. God works through people
  48. 48. @richwells richwells.me Download slides: richwells.me/digital-disciples thanks

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