Wednesday, January 20, 2010

THEOLOGY AFTER GOOGLE

Claremont School of Theology to offer conference on 'Theology After Google'"Theology After Google: How to Use the New Technologies for More Effective Ministry ... While Recognizing Their Limitations" will be the topic of a conference to be held at the Claremont School of Theology May 10 - 12.Keynote speeches and a wide range of hands-on workshops will be offered by some of the leading Christian figures in the online world, including Spencer Burke, John Franke, Adam Walker Cleveland, Bob Cornwall, Tony Jones, Jon Irvine, Dwight Friesen, and Bruce Epperly, among others. Workshops will cover the effective use of blogs, podcasts, online videos, and social networking, as well as the many resources for pastors and denominational leaders that are now available online."Theology After Google" will offer concrete ways to use the web and the new networking technologies to publicize your church, ministry, or theology work; and a deeper understanding of what theology -- Christian reflection -- is becoming and must become if it is to be effective in the age of the internet. Inexpensive rooms will be available at the nearby Hotel Claremont. A three-day registration (includes opening-night reception) is $99; Gold Star Registration $149, which includes an opening reception, lunches with the speakers, and access to the "Theo-Pub" sessions each evening for follow-up discussion with speakers and participants. (After February 10, registration will be $129, $179 for the Gold Star.)A registration form and further details may be found here. The Episcopal Theological School at Claremont (Bloy House) is an affiliated program of the Claremont School of Theology.

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