Interview with David Webster re “Lost in Wonder” #cnmac10

Can you give us a bit of background into the project that has been nominated?  When was it established, what was the commission/what’s its overall goal (e.g. mission, event-based,…)?

Established 2007 – to give Methodists and others a contemplative experience online that also tied in with the Priorities of the Methodist Church.

What’s the best good  news story that has come out of your site – what made you punch the air in joy?

When a visitor said they had been about to leave Church, but using Lost in Wonder had helped her hold on to her faith and stay.

We’d love to know a bit about the people behind the site, what is is about your journey of life and faith which puts you where you are now?

Working for the Methodist Church as web editor – art and visual experiences have been key part of my journey of faith so it makes sense that I ended up working on something like Lost in Wonder.

Do you think it’s important for Christians to be online, and why so? What can we do, either individually or corporately?

Yes because people are there – isn’t Christianity all about communication in some way?

Which digital media tools do you use (either personally or for the project), and what does each do for you? Which tool would be the winner in the race for ‘most important’?

This was done with Flash which will no doubt evolve to become easier for everyone to create with.
Is the most significant tool twitter at the moment?

How did you feel to be nominated for one of the Christian New Media Awards?

Pleased!

How did it feel to win runnerup in your category? Did you make it to the Awards event, what was your highlight of the evening?

Very pleased considering the quality of entrants. Event was great, fantastic surroundings, food, lovely atmosphere.

We’re working on the @bigbible project. What do you think of such a project, and how can the Bible inform what we do online. Have you seen any particular tools that you’d recommend, that help to spread its message digitally?

Online is great for giving more opportunity to study Bible in community as well as individually.

And finally, where do you see things going over the next few years?

Smart phones for all, more people online more of the time, need for ‘retreats’ from online world?

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