Hi all, welcome to my second posts on the ‘best of the blog’ (so far) which I’m publishing whilst taking a sabbatical from posting new material. Here I’ll be sharing some of my most read posts and some of the ones which mean the most to me.

Just before we get to that, I’d to put in another quick mention of my upcoming newsletter.

One thing that’s important to me is to connect with my readers – you. So in the very near future I plan to be sending out a monthly newsletter.

This will not only keep you up to date with what I’m doing and what’s happening here in a much more accessible way, but will have the bonus of containing some exclusive content only for subscribers.

I’d really love to connect more with you all and have some exciting, exclusive material I really want to share with you – so I’d love to invite you to subscribe here (it’s free by the way!).

Now back to the best of the blog. Today we’re focussing more on posts on issues concerning social media and faith. As ever, there’s a little except for you in this post to give you a bit of a taster of the full post.

Give them a read and let me know what you think in the comments!

 

God, Ghosts & Social Media

Many of us believe in a supernatural realm. Whether it’s a mystical god, to ghosts or goblins, to vague unseen spiritual forces or whether it’s the god of a religion we happen to follow, many of us have a sense of something beyond.

Something we cannot see. But we have a sense is there.

Now, as a Christian, I don’t believe in ghosts at all.

But myself and many others believe not just that there might be a supernatural realm, but that there is a very real one. One where spirits from different sides are at work. (Read more here….)

 

Twitter-God? Reflections on social media & church

I think the issue of social networking and how we engage and use this tool in our worship, as it becomes an increasingly big part of our daily lives, is one that desperately needs addressing and discussion. As ever, I don’t think any of us has a final answer, it’s a discussion that will go on for years to come with good arguments on every side.

To me it opens out bigger questions – what do we mean by church? What do we mean when we use the word worship? How do we see God – and how would Jesus use Twitter? These are all very important questions, which we need to be reflecting, and pondering on…. (Read more here….)

 

Social Media: Taking a Break

I recently decided to take some time off from social media. I’ve always believed it important we take regular sabbaths from social media  – but I’d always struggled to really lay it down and actually do it.

Which is a good sign that I really needed to stop.

So with the help of a couple of accountability partners, I decided to spend 48 hours out of the digital realm.

Cut off. No Facebook, no Twitter, no Google + or e-mail, for 48 hours.

To exaggerate it’s impact, at the same time I had the week off work to rest at home, do some writing and chill out. I’d also given up DVD’s for lent, which meant I couldn’t escape into a work or a film.

Once it began, the one thing I immediately noticed was how

quiet

life had suddenly become. (Read more here…..)

 

Hope you enjoyed the posts, feel free to comment – love a good discussion, and I’d love to connect with you so please go and subscribe here.

I’ll be back soon with more of the best of the blog…

 

 

Hi, I’m James and I’m a writer. I’m interested in exploring digital media & our divine journey, and aside from blogging here at JamesPrescott.co.uk I’m a regular guest blogger at bigbible.org and other sites. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook, and for bonus material subscribe to my blog/newsletter here

 

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Hi, I’m James. I live near London. I’m a fan of good food, comic-book movies, & books. I love to write, and I coach other writers & creative people. Thank you for being part of my community. read more...