Theology After Google: An Event & A Question

On March 10-12 in Claremont, California, there is an event taking place called Theology After Google. I’ll be there.

As decribed on the website, “Why ‘theology after Google’?”:

“Progressive Christian theologians have some vitally important things to say, things that both the church and society desperately need to hear. The trouble is, we tend to deliver our message using technologies that date back to Gutenberg: books, academic articles, sermons, and so forth. We aren’t making effective use of the new technologies, social media, and social networking. When it comes to effective communication of message, the Religious Right is running circles around us.

Hence the urgent need for a conference to empower pastors, laypeople, and the up-and-coming theologians of the next generation to do “theology after Google,theology for a Google-shaped world. Thanks to the Ford funding, we’ve been able to assemble a stellar team of cultural creatives and experts in the new modes of communication. We are also inviting a selection of senior theologians, and well as some of the younger theologians (call them “theobloggers”) whose use of the new media (blogging, podcasts, YouTube posts) is already earning them large followings and high levels of influence. For two and a half days, in workshops and in hands-on sessions, in lectures and over drinks, these leading figures will be at your disposal to teach you everything they know.”

It’s not too late. Make sure to sign up today!

Here are a couple of other link to ponder with regards to this conversation:

Philip Clayton at AAR 2009

Tony Jones on TAG

Adam Walker Cleveland

There are load more just google it! Oh, and stay tuned for a blog on the question tomorrow.

Enjoy.

JC