Blog Posts by Lerone A. Martin

  • Social justice and social media: #SocialJustice: Like us on Facebook

    Posted Sep 10, 2013 | New Media Project

    By Lerone A. Martin | Fifty years after the March on Washington—perhaps the most praised gathering for social justice in US history—the New Media Project appropriately examines the relationship between social media and social justice: Can social media be reckoned and utilized, as Leo Mirani of The Guardian has suggested, as an “updated version of nailing your thesis to a church door”?

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  • Youth ministry and social media: Revival

    Posted Jul 02, 2013 | New Media Project

    By Lerone A. Martin | Youth are vital in understanding how changing communication patterns revive, alter, and shift religion in America. Indeed, the religious practices of youth served as a catalyst of one of the most notable and chronicled shifts in Christian ministry: The Great Awakening.

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  • Religion may not survive the Internet

    Posted Apr 04, 2013 | New Media Project

    By Lerone A. Martin | A recent Salon and Alternet article boldly declared, “Religion may not survive the Internet.” Religion has survived advances in communication technological in the past, but according to Valerie Tarico’s Religion May Not Survive the Internet, the Internet is the one taunting Goliath religion cannot overcome.

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  • Prayer and social media: Call and response

    Posted Mar 12, 2013 | New Media Project

    By Lerone A. Martin | “Amen!” “Yes!” “Say it!” “Come on now!” Such phrases are commonly interjected during worship in America’s multi-hued Pentecostal and evangelical traditions. These proclamations are often heard during the preaching moment as well as prayer, offering instant affirmation (and at times rebuke) to the words and prayers that are uttered.

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  • The Twurch of England

    Posted Dec 28, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Lerone A. Martin | The Twurch of England is contributing to a revitalization of The Church of England (CoE). The Twurch, a Twitter aggregator for the Church of England, presents a live feed of Tweets and podcasts from people and organizations that officially represent the CoE. The CoE maintains that The Twurch is the only web community of its kind in the UK.

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