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Digital Theology MA

Digital Theology MA

Durham University is, in September, starting an MA in digital theology. The study will focus on two dimensions: (1) how Christians engage with the digital world; (2) theological reflections around the new(ish) digital reality. The first focus has had a lot of engagement here on this website: Church in a Facebook World Using Facebook as… Continue Reading

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Her

Her

her (2013) movie: Spike Jonze Running time: 2 hours 6 min. Rated R for language, sex, nudity. I just saw Her, a science fiction romantic drama/comedy film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. It is the story of Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) who develops a relationship with an intelligent computer operating system (OS) with… Continue Reading

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online behaviour

online behaviour

The Sunday Start-Times had a half page opinion article by Simon Cunliffe who says, “I am a Twitter-virgin. I do not subscribe, have not used, and do not intend to become a Twitter devotee.” Having stated that he has no experience of Twitter, he then goes on to assert, “Twitter encourages directness, blunting the social… Continue Reading

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twitter communion

twitter communion

Mark Howe on Ship of Fools wants people to experiment in online communion. Mark contends that those against this do so out of a “denial-and-emotion response”. I see online mission and ministry to be essential in the third millennium. This is a newly-discovered land in which so many people now live. The church is slow… Continue Reading

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Pope & Archbishop of Canterbury recognise virtual sacraments

Pope & Archbishop of Canterbury recognise virtual sacraments

BREAKING NEWS In a move that has taken many by surprise Pope Benedict XVI and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams today signed an agreement on sacraments in cyberspace. The document, In recognitionem sacramenta in virtualis mundi (IRSIVM), has been years in the preparation. Theologians were caught out by the rapid growth of cyberspace and the… Continue Reading

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A Minyan online

There has been a good discussion on this site about whether or not sacraments can apply in the virtual world. I continue to hold the position of being wary of moving in that direction. There has been quite a bit of news around the new RC confession app (the first app to get a RC… Continue Reading

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We have a blogging bishop!

We have a blogging bishop!

On Saturday Kelvin Wright was ordained bishop in St Paul’s cathedral, Dunedin. The number of bishops in our province is now 31. He is the first to run a blog. I hope it will continue. I also hope, from time to time, he might pop in to this site. And I hope he will consider… Continue Reading

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