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  • New Media Project one-day conference in November

    Oct 05, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Verity A. Jones | We are pleased to announce a public, free one-day conference at Union Theological Seminary—Digital Church: Theology and New Media on Monday, November 5, 2012. The conference will showcase the work of the New Media Project over the last two years and invite more conversation about how to think theologically about new media and social media in the context of ministry today.

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  • On the one hand...

    Oct 02, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Jason Byassee | My back and forth on new media continues…. The Apple Corporation is trying to get our local county to let it give free iPads to all public school students. My three boys would suddenly have something they’ve wanted that their parents have resisted: easy access to the Internet. They’ll also have something that Apple wants desperately—their lifelong brand loyalty.

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  • Twitter mob attacks religious studies professor

    Sep 28, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Adam J. Copeland, guest blogger | On September 12, Anthea Butler, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, was the victim of a Twitter mob. Amidst the furor over the Sam Bacile film clip “Innocence of Muslims” mocking the prophet Muhammed, Butler Tweeted that Bacile should be arrested.

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  • Text and confess

    Sep 25, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Lerone A. Martin | Pray. Write. Text. These were the instructions at a recent Rosh Hashanah service in Miami Beach, according to Lizette Alvarez of The New York Times. The reformed worship service celebrating the Jewish New Year at the Jewish Museum of Florida encouraged congregants to text their penitence. The worship service, called the “Experience,” was geared towards young adults, ages twenty to thirty.

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  • Up all night

    Sep 21, 2012 | New Media Project

    By Monica A. Coleman | I don’t sleep at night anymore. I have a newborn baby, with twenty-four hour needs that come in one hour intervals. My child does not know the difference between day and night and has already learned that I’ll be there whenever. So I don’t really sleep at night anymore.

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