Always On: Practicing Faith in a New Media Landscape

Angela Williams Gorrell

Always On: Practicing Faith in a New Media Landscape
Always On: Practicing Faith in a New Media Landscape

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Many of us are "always on"--scrolling through social media, checking email, or searching the web. New media spaces can be sites and instruments of God's unconditional love, but they can also nurture harmful conditions and become sources of anxiety, jealousy, and despondency. How can we discern, articulate, and embody ways new media (including social media) can nurture healing Christian community?

Always On provides useful tools for helping students and congregants understand the world of social media and engage it faithfully. It traces the impact of social media on the Christian life and enables Christian communities to address its use in constructive, pastoral ways. The book examines how new media use shapes a person's theology and how it can communicate and embody visions of the good life. Discussion questions and sample exercises for each chapter are included.

  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. Interested Conversation
  • 2. Traversing the New Media Terrain
  • 3. Shaping Stories
  • 4. Online Jesus
  • 5. The Convergence
  • 6. Glorious Possibilities
  • Epilogue
  • Index


Pages: 208
Publisher: Baker Academic
Published: 2019
ISBN-10: 1540960099
ISBN-13: 9781540960092

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