M322INT Digital/Spiritual Literacy

Digital media and web technologies have already changed the way many congregations do church, leading some observers to ask: “At what cost?” In this one-week intensive course we will examine the potential for these new media and technologies to diminish or strengthen human relationships, with special attention given to ways congregations can use digital media and web technologies to nurture individual spiritual growth and facilitate interpersonal relationships. We will also consider how ministers can responsibly use online resources such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and more as integral, authentic, and spiritually-fulfilling components of their ministry.