Are you a #Digidisciple ?: I am!

by Anna Blanch on July 8, 2011

There’s is so much going on for me at the moment – so much that I’ve been wanting to share – but have been feeling like I’m standing in front of a firehose ! Nonetheless, here’s one piece of news:

I’m joining in the #digidisciple project as a monthly columnist. I’m going to be writing under the banner of A (digital) room of one’s own – big ups (or something like that) to m’lady Virginia Wolfe. If you haven’t figured it out, i’m a complete literature geek – and proud of it! It’s supposed to be kinda hip to be a geek (especially a girl geek) these days.

Like all those involved in the project, I’ll be thinking through what it means to live biblically in the digital age.

Specifically, I’ll be offering monthly theologically grounded and creative-minded reflections on how engaging with the arts and culture across new digital frontiers presents both challenges to, and opportunities  for, living and growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ in our contemporary (digital) world.

Speaking of something else a little different, I’m excited to say that I’m working in collaboration with the talented papercut artist Charlotte Trimm on something fabulous for the graphic to accompany these columns. You can be sure I’ll share that when the first post is up and ready to go live!

So what is a #Digidsciple?

The lads over at Church Sofa wrote this great post outlining why they are also joining the @Bigbible project.

In it they share one definition of what a disciple is:

A Disciple is one who grows in Christ and in so doing models and teaches Christians the precepts of the Bible, prayer, doctrine, relationship, Christian living, service, and worship, to name the main ones.
A Digital disciple is “someone who seeks to live out the above in a world saturated by digital information and access,” or as the Big Bible puts it:
A ‘digital disciple’, or, as we are calling it, a #digidisciple is someone who seeks to live out their Biblically-informed Christian faith in the digital space, whether they are dipping a toe in, or are fully immersed in the digital worlds … and, yes, there are lots of different digital worlds, including some more well known ones: Facebook, Twitter, blogging, Second Life, the increasingly mobile and interactive nature of the digital space… just as the online world has moved from read, to read/write, to immersed.
Take a look at the  Big Bible Blog for more information on others involved and to take a look at some of the discussion that’s already happening. I’d especially recommend, this post by Phoce on “Being Real.”

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