Connexion 13 ‘Journeying’

The January 2019 (issue 13) is now available.

This edition has the theme of “journeying”, and includes an article by the past Vice-President of Conference, Jill Baker (Strathclyde Circuit) on “pilgrimage”, an insight into the shared journey of two Methodists with different views on aspects of sexuality, and an exploration of travelling together ecumenically by the new Connexional Ecumenical Officer, Ruth Gee.

Missio Dei in a Digital Age

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Digital technology is not only influencing the methods by which missions are carried out today, but the cultural shifts that it has given rise to demand fresh reflection on missiology. At CODEC’s annual symposium, held at St John’s College, Durham on 23-24 April 2019, we are exploring ‘Missio Dei in a Digital Age’.

Speakers include:
Sara Afshari
Alexander Chow
Maggi Dawn
John Drane
Olive Fleming Drane
Christian Grund Sørensen
Rachel Jordan
Jonny Baker
Erkki Sutinen

MISSIO DEI IN A DIGITAL AGE PROGRAMME

Tuesday 23rd April
15.30 Coffee & introductions

16.00 Alexander Chow, ‘Public Faith, Shame, and China’s Social Credit System’
Christian Grund Sørensen, ‘The double-edged swords of the Cherubim: Power and tailoring intelligence as gatekeepers to Digital Eden’

17.30 Dinner

19.00 Keynote – Maggi Dawn, ‘Worship, Community and Missio Dei in a Digital Age’

20.30 Drinks reception

Wednesday 24th April
9.00 Sara Afshari, ‘Little dots of light: Doing mission in the Middle East’
Rachel Jordan Wolf, ‘Evangelism in Social Media Age’
Jonny Baker, ‘‘Mission: An Adventure of the (digital) Imagination’

10.45 Coffee

11.15 John Drane & Olive Fleming Drane ‘Amusing ourselves to new life?Strategic and pastoral reflections on digital media and contemporary spirituality’

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Track 1:
Srebrenka Kunek, ‘Pilgrims Way, Cyberpilgrimage and Missio Dei’
Frida Mannerfeldt, ‘Back to the roots or growing new branches: preaching, orality and missions in a digital age’

Track 2:
Erkki Sutinen, ‘Interactive technologies, Mission Dei and grassroots activism’
Tim Davy, ‘Vulnerable Children and the Missio Dei in a Digital Age’

15.00 Coffee

15.30 Closing panel

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