New Media and Community Formation: What's at Stake?
with Verity A. Jones
Tuesday January 19, 2pm ET
What if we asked theological questions about today’s digital communication patterns and tools, in addition to the practical questions about how to do it? Digital tools like social media are changing the very way in which relationships and communities are formed, and even defined. What does that mean for how we think theologically about the body of Christ in the world today? This presentation will explore what’s at stake as we think theologically about our communities.
Verity A. Jones is the executive vice president at Christian Theological Seminary (CTS). She also serves as the project director of the New Media Project, which she founded in 2010 at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York before bringing it to CTS in 2012. She is a graduate of Yale College (B.A. '89), and Yale Divinity School (M.Div. '95), and is an ordained clergy person with joint standing in the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Verity served as Senior Minister of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Terre Haute, Indiana, for six years, and Associate Minister of the Colchester Federated Church (ABC/UCC) in Colchester, Connecticut for three. She is the former publisher and editor of the award-winning magazine, DisciplesWorld and the past president of the Associated Church Press. She serves on the board of directors of Religion News Service LLC. Her work has also appeared in US Catholic, Faith and Leadership, Christian Century, Biblical Preaching Journal, and Journal for Preachers.
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