The current issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics (online) has a bunch of articles about technology and theology. Thanks to Discerning Mission for the tip (the website for the Centre for Missional Leadership at Luther Seminary, St Paul Minnesota.) Facebook page here.
Professor Jeremy Begbie of the Divinity School, Duke University has worked with one of Duke's senior librarians to create a WWW portal for the study of theology and the arts (DTIA - Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts). Begbie came to Duke recently from the UK and is particularly noted for his work in the area of music.
The portal is here. It contains lists of recommended readings, links to online resources such as Oxford Art Online, a fantastic list of image databases, etc.
A few weeks ago I bought a DVD and study guide on "Engaging Post-Christian Culture" - a five session series featuring Andy Crouch, Os Guiness, Al Hirsch and Jon Tyson. It's part of a new series called Q Society published by Zondervan. The aim is to foster conversation, based apparently on the 'society rooms' of the early 1600s and the Clapham Circle of the early 1800s (go look on Wikipedia - CofE, Wilberforce, etc). Some guy called Gabe Lyons is the founder.
Perhaps its just marketing on the part of Zondervan, but the idea is to foster critical conversations, and there's a website which to my mind looks a bit like TED for Christians (yes there's a conference). t
The website is qideas.org (thanks to TIm H for this link) and the nice thing is that it features audio and video that you can watch/listen online or download. As well as plenty of American folk whom I've never heard of, there are people like Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren, Scott McKnight, Alister McGrath, Tim Keller, Louie Giglio, Jim Wallis, Andy Stanley. Yes, it's 90% men, which also indicates that many (not all) of these people are on the 'evangelical' side of centre.
Frankly, I'm delighted to see this kind of resource. I'm wondering (honestly) if it hasnt emerged as an alternative to the Willow Creek GLS - a broader group of voices (OK, not that much broader... How nice if Greenbelt did this... hang on, they do!)
I'm downloading a stack of the videos to watch and possibly use in my teaching and units that I'm writing.