“…People can and do use popular [communication technology and] media culture as a way of working on their own spirituality, [so as] to constitute meaningful symbols [and resources] for themselves and their communities... Popular media culture is an imaginative palette for faith…”
Paul writes – The summer issue of REFRESH (Dec.06) contained a reflection written by me – Blogging – A Creative Way of Exploring Spirituality and Spiritual Formation.
“I’ve had a blog for over 4-years. ‘A “blog”? ‘What’s that, you ask?’ A web-log is a frequently, or indeed infrequently updated web-based journal. It’s an easy-to-use online ‘tool’ that allows one to publish on the world-wide-web. The author of a blog is often referred to as a “blogger.” Blogs and blog content are as diverse as the people who create and post to them.
While not wanting to over-romanticise blogging I do want to explore something of my experience that blogging can be a creative way of exploring and discussing spirituality. Blogging can provide a means of responding to God. Indeed, theologian Susan J. White suggests, “technology [and the use of technology] can become sacramental. It can become a bearer of the self-giving love of God to a broken [and searching] world.”
Blogging offers a means through which God touches, forms and shapes persons.
The Spirit, in life-giving ways, blows inside and outside of cyberspace…”
If you’re interested, you can read the extended mix in the PDF that is attached.