August 5, 2010

Digital Culture and the Church – Pt. 1

Posted in Digital Culture and the Church at 4:43 pm by billgepford

I recently helped Rev. Andrew Conard (www.andrewconard.com) give a report on digital natives and digital ethnography for social workers at a local hospital.  We talked about how the current young generation is fundamentally different from the one before it – how as young people we don’t disconnect, we don’t focus on one thing at a time, and we don’t power down.  Digital culture is going to transform the way we do almost everything – including preaching and teaching in the Church.

Here’s a few resources we used for research:

Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants by Marc Prensky (http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf)

Every Video by Dr. Michael Wesch of Kansas State University (Go Wildcats!) –

In addition, we drew from our own experience with Social Media – the primary means of communication we have with most of the people who worship with Resurrection Online.

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3 Comments »

  1. Bill – Thanks for the link! It was a good time and you did great.

  2. Nice post.

  3. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Andrew Conard, Ryan Conrad. Ryan Conrad said: RT @andrewconard: commends Digital Culture and the Church – Pt. 1 by @BillGepford to you at http://j.mp/cchZg6 […]


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