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

  • Social media and the gifts of the Spirit

    Posted Feb 28, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Jim Rice | One of the advantages of small congregations is the level of intimacy members can build with one another. (Some might argue that that’s also one of the disadvantages....) In a small church or community, our gifts (and our liabilities) are more readily known to one another and to the leadership of the church.

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  • Book review: Church in the Inventive Age by Doug Pagitt

    Posted Feb 24, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Kenetha J. Stanton | Church in the Inventive Age by Doug Pagitt is meant to be a conversation starter for clergy and lay leaders who know their church is not functioning quite the way they would like in today’s world but aren’t sure what to change. Pagitt introduces two key ideas in this short book to frame his discussion.

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