The @codecuk theology strand #cnmac11

CODEC, the parent organisation for The Big Bible Project, is a research initiative based at the University of Durham, which aims to:

  • explore the interrelationship between Christianity and the media, spirituality and the internet
  • understand the development in human relationships and self-perception within a digital media world
  • research and develop teaching tools appropriate for a digital media world
  • assess and resource the Christian community’s appreciation of the digital environment
  • increase the Church’s ability to communicate effectively in the digital environment


The Christian New Media Conference on 15th October has 5 breakout strands: Social, Theology, Church, Charity & Business and Technique, for which CODEC has organised the Theology strand (although note we are contributing to other strands also):

11.05-11.55am: #digiCreatives and God

Keynote Address on the theology of creativity in relation to digital space/environment/age.

  • Dr Bex Lewis – Chair
  • Rev Dr Pete Phillips – Speaker

12.10-12.50pm: #digiCreatives: in practice

Chaired Panel exploring the practical outworking of this theology.

  • Jonathan Kearney – chair and digital arts
  • Vicky Beeching – music
  • Catherine Green – dance
  • Anna Blanch – literature
  • James Robinson – drama

2.40-3.20pm: #digiCreatives: Insurrection, Revival or Renewal?

What role can digital media play in spiritual renewal on a national scale?

  • Rev Dr Pete Phillips – Chair
  • Jenny Baker – Contributor
  • Danny Webster – Contributor
  • Ziya Meral – Contributor

3.45-4.30pm: #digiCreative: it’s a man’s world, right?

Our panel discusses the role of men and women in New Media, are the sterotypes true?

  • Anna Drew – Chair/Contributor
  • Jenny Baker – Contributor
  • Vicky Beeching – Contributor
  • Sister Catherine Wybourne – Contributor
  • Dr Bex Lewis – Contributor
Read more and book for the conference here.


Always wondered what a CODEC is (it’s not an acronym!), see Wikipedia:

codec is a device or computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal… more commonly, ‘coder-decoder’

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