#CNMAC14 Speaker Interview (@drbexl)

There’s another excellent line-up for the fifth Christian New Media Conference (1st November 2014, The Brewery, London). With CODEC involved in developing the line-up, we’ve given the speakers the opportunity to answer a few questions:

_1038441233Who are you, what do you do, and how does your story feed into #CNMAC14?

I’m Bex Lewis, Research Fellow in Social Media and Online Learning for CODEC Research Centre for Digital Theology at Durham University. Having run The Big Bible Project for the last four years, we’re now separating out the #digidisciple work from the biblical literacy work, and you’ll see more research informed conversations initiated. I have a passionate interest in digital culture – ensuring that people have, and help contribute to, positive experiences online.

Can you give us a ‘sneak peek’ into your session at #CNMAC14?

Having written Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst earlier this year (with much of the advice for all ages), and very aware of my own habits online, I have experimented with a number of ways of negotiating ‘healthy habits’ in a digital age. Come explore these ideas with me!

Session description: Digital health check: The omnipresence of digital can pose challenges. Explore with Dr Bex how to keep your life in balance. 

The theme for 2014 is ‘Transforming Church, Transforming Society’. What do you see as important areas within this theme?

A living, breathing and relevant church can argue much more strongly for a voice in transforming society. We need to be equipped, inspired and connected in order to be ‘in the world, not of the world’

What do you think a digital age mean for us, seeking transformational living?

If we focus on the desire for transformational living, then we can look at how a digital age affects how we can transform ourselves and our societies, but also how we can affect the digital environment too.

Outside of your own session, what are you most looking forward to at #CNMAC14?

Connecting with a range of people who are engaging with similar questions, and also seeing myself and others being inspired and equipped for the challenges of the 21st century!

Check out more on the conference itself where we’d love to see you (easy to book here), or see the archives from previous years.

About bigbible

The #BigBible Project. Educating in the digital spaces, creating 'bigger Bible conversations' between #digidisciple(s). Look out for #bigread14.