New Media Project

Helping religious leaders become theologically savvy about technology


Founded in 2010, the New Media Project aims to help religious leaders think theologically about digital technology. We think leaders need more than primers in building websites and using social media tools. We believe that leaders of faith communities also need a larger interpretive framework for recognizing and evaluating what’s happening in communication today. Even though the major shift in patterns and tools of communication brought about by digital technology will have a lasting effect on the church, compelling theological interpretations of the shift have not yet been adequately developed. Nor do sufficient strategic frameworks yet exist to help faith communities move forward using technology in theologically responsible ways.

We aim to change that. 

Explore the project on this website: Read the blog, case studies, and theological essays. View the videos from our February 8, 2013 conference, Digital Church: Theology and New Media. Most of it can be accessed from the Findings page. Become part of the community talking about these things. Share your thoughts and insights, questions and ponderings through comments on pages and blog posts. Join our Facebook page or Twitter feed

Featured Posts

  • Sharing the gospel and new media: Prosperity posting

    Posted Jan 28, 2016 | New Media Project

    By Patton Dodd | Facebook makes the rich look really rich. It makes the poor feel really poor. And any Facebook user who cares about the poor (whether in spirit or material things) ought to be considering how all this should shape their posting habits. Like many cultural developments, this one presents Christians of all kinds and ministers in particular with a predictable, age-old challenge: Be different.

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  • Sharing the gospel and new media: “Who does your use of new media say that I am?”

    Posted Dec 10, 2015 | New Media Project

    By Nick Buck | In all three synoptic Gospels (Matthew 16:15, Mark 8:29, and Luke 9:20) Jesus is recorded asking his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Their answer is overflowing with meaning, stretching back into their ethnic, religious, and historical identity and forward into their eschatological hopes. If indeed the Gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ, the stakes in this question could not be higher.

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