As any EMDC’er knows, the problem of bringing the Bible to the multimedia digital cultures where we now spend more and more of our time is increasingly critical for the Church.
Bible Society is excited to announce an upcoming online event, scheduled for Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 pm UK time, that promises to be a convergence of minds and ideas – a platform for digital theologians, church leaders and pioneers to come together and discuss the vital endeavour of culturally translating the Bible for every digital culture.
Embracing the Digital Metaverse
Breaking free from the confines of traditional events, this gathering will take place within the digital metaverse, a cutting-edge meeting platform. What’s even more exciting is that you can be a part of it without needing a VR headset – a laptop and headphones are all you need to immerse yourself in this transformative experience. This novel approach not only underscores the theme of the event but also offers a glimpse into the potential of digital technology to bridge gaps and foster connections.
The Bible in Digital Media online event aims to foster a space where digital theology and real-world practice intersect harmoniously. The convergence of these two realms holds immense promise for shaping the way we engage with the Bible in a world increasingly defined by technology.
Exploring the Key Themes
The event will feature a distinguished panel of experts, each with a unique perspective on the integration of the Bible and digital culture. Here are the prominent panellists who will be sharing their insights:
- Jon Collins – co-founder, BibleProject. With a background that spans Christian ministry, digital communication and creating shareable online content, Jon Collins brings a wealth of experience to the table. His journey from pastor to digital entrepreneur led him to co-found BibleProject, a platform that has touched the lives of millions through innovative digital storytelling.
- Paul S Williams – CEO, Bible Society. A blend of business acumen and theological scholarship, Paul S Williams is a visionary leader. His work in both business and academia has culminated in the creation of ReFrame, a groundbreaking resource for holistic discipleship. His expertise in marketplace theology and leadership makes him a key player in redefining the role of faith in modern society.
- Dr Jonas Kurlberg – Centre for Digital Theology. As a director and tutor in theology, Dr Jonas Kurlberg has a deep interest in the intersection of Christian faith and digital culture. His role in convening the Global Network for Digital Theology and his involvement in various scholarly networks emphasise his commitment to exploring this emerging field of study.
Themes to be Explored
The panel will delve into several thought-provoking topics, including:
- Reformatting Ancient Texts for Digital Media: how are ancient biblical texts being adapted to suit various forms of online media? This discussion will shed light on the creative ways in which technology can breathe new life into age-old wisdom.
- Cultivating Biblical Literacy in the Digital Age: in a time when attention spans are dwindling and distractions abound, how can we ensure that biblical literacy remains a cornerstone of our digital culture? The panellists will address this pressing concern.
- Missional Impact in the Digital Sphere: what are the next critical steps in harnessing the power of digital media for missional purposes? This aspect of the conversation promises to unveil exciting possibilities for spreading the message of the Bible far and wide.
Join the Conversation
If you’re a church leader, theologian, professional Bible communicator or a digital missionary eager to be a part of this engaging discourse, be sure to secure your spot at the Bible in Digital Media online event. To book a ticket head to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bible-in-digital-media-tickets-686552335517
This event isn’t just another webinar – it’s an immersive experience that brings together minds from various disciplines to shape the future of how we interact with the Bible in our digital age. Mark your calendars for September 7, 7:00 pm UK time, and prepare to embark on a journey where digital theology meets real-world impact.