#MediaLit13: [DRAFT] Programme Released

MediaLit offers an opportunity for first class training and resources in media for ministry for those engaged in formal pre-ordination training, those already engaged in local or national ministry and anyone concerned to connect Christian faith with communication in a digital age.


We are awaiting a couple more confirmations of speakers, which may lead to a little rejigging, but the programme for this year’s #MediaLit is available for download (Word format).

Confirmed Speakers

Rev Arun Arora

Director of Communications, Church of England
Twitter: @RevArun; Appointment announcement April 2012

Keith Blundy

Managing Director, Aegies Associates Ltd and Communications Advisor to Diocese of Durham – managed the news for Justin Welby’s appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury
Twitter: @stiltwalk; Aegis Associates website

Rev Kate Bruce

Deputy Warden and Tutor in Homiletics, Cranmer Hall, Durham University – specialist interest in preaching and the imagination
Twitter: @iPreacher007; Research Profile

Rev Andy Byers

Chaplain, St Mary’s College, Durham University and Theological Consultant for The BIGBible Project.
Twitter: @Byers_Andy; Website: Hopeful Realism

Kerron Cross

Communications Director, Archbishop of York – former blogger, writer and politician
Twitter: @KerronCross; Wikipedia Entry

Jacquie Hughes

Journalist, TV Exec, lecturer specialising in the creative process, leadership, editorial standards.
Twitter: @jacandjon; LinkedIn Profile

Dr Tim Hutchings

Researcher with CRESC – particular interest in the sociology of religion, and digital bibles
Twitter: @tim_hutchings; Academia.edu

Chris Juby

Worship, Media and Arts, King’s Church Durham, and the man behind ‘Bible Summary’: “summarising the Bible on Twitter – one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day.”
Twitter: @chrisjuby; Websites: Chris Juby; BibleSummary

Dr Bex Lewis

Research Fellow in Social Media and Online Learning, Director of The BIGBible Project, CODEC, Durham University
Twitter: @drbexl; Websites: DrBexL; Digital FingerprintThe BIGBible Project, WW2Poster

Tim Mayo

Executive Assistant, Cranmer Hall & CODEC
Twitter: @tpmayo; Cranmer Hall profile

Rev Ben Norton

Assistant Curate, St Cuthbert, Marton-in-Cleveland
Twitter: @tinymind ; BBC News Story

Rev Dr Pete Phillips

Director of Research, CBLC, CODEC, St John’s College, Durham – particular interest in digital theology, world scholar on John’s Gospel
Twitter: @pmphillips; Website

Rev Prof David Wilkinson

Principal, St John’s College, Durham University – astrophysicist and theologian.
Twitter: @rpdawilkinson; Wikipedia Entry

Why might you want to attend?

Here’s what some previous delegates said at the end of a busy week:

  • I would strongly recommend the MediaLit course to everyone in leadership, including those in churches and business.  This course is essential in engaging important messages in an age of ever-changing communication techniques.
  • The MediaLit course was a brilliant forum to explore the application of media while considering it theoretically, theologically and ethically.
  • Good range of subjects covered. Excellent speakers who really knew their stuff and communicated really well and made it fun, accessible, interesting, challenging, etc. Lots to think about and reflect on. Very challenging. Lots of practical insights about the media.
  • It challenged me, taught me, gave me lots of ideas and insights, took me way beyond my comfort zone and met my expectations well and… I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • Medialit course which combines sound and thoughtful theological and biblical teaching integrated with cutting edge digital media. I’ve never been to a conference quite like it.


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