[Past Event] Is a Digital Church a real Church?
Public Lecture [Past Event] Is a Digital Church a real Church?January 8 2021 | 07:30 AM
January 8 2021 | 09:30 AM
Live at Zoom. Link will be emailed to participants who have registered for this event.
In the post-pandemic world, the digital church has become prevalent. How can this form of church be meaningful and worshipful?
During the pandemic, Dr Phillips has been actively involved in promoting digital expressions of church, focusing especially in the concept of the Hybrid Church. Dr Phillips enjoys exploring new applications of technology and developing new opportunities for research. Dr Phillips is also Head of Theology at Premier Christian Media.
Location: Zoom Classroom , own study place
Lecturer : Pete Phillips
PhD, MA (Biblical Studies), BA (Latin and Greek), Research Fellow in Digital Theology in the Department of Theology and Religion. Director, CODEC Research Centre for Digital Theology of St John's College.
Pete Phillips is Director of the CODEC Research Centre. With a PhD in John’s Gospel and many years’ experience of teaching/researching the New Testament, Pete now explores the interface between all things digital and theological! Key areas of interest include: (1) Bible in the Digital Age (2) Human adaption/transhumanism/imago dei research, (3) AI - and its use both as machine reading of texts and the more revolutionary general AI - authentic machine intelligence (4) Digital Humanities and its intersection with Theology in CODEC's research on Digital Theology. During his time at CODEC, Pete has pioneered new ways of exploring Theology among the Digital Humanities and also developed the world's first MA in Digital Theology, hosted with Cranmer Hall's suite of MA programmes. Pete loves playing with tech, hacking new data, developing new opportunities for research. A lot of Pete’s work takes him outside of Durham – working with the Church of England’s Digital Team, exploring new funding opportunities and speaking at major international conferences.