When I was an Public Affairs Intern and NC Memorial Hospital, my supervisor, Dave Kalbacker, encouraged me to "say yes and learn how to do it." That philosophy undergirds an expansive career that links theology, curriculum development, and technology and led to award-winning innovations (2005 TeleSpan Wild and Unexpected Award for unique videoconference application, 2002 Catholic Press Association Best Web Site for OnceCatholic.org, 2001 PictureTel Best Practices Award for Interpreter CareLink, and 1987 USCCC Proclaim Award for Multimedia Marketing Campaign).
More recently, my energy has focused on efforts to blend on-site, off-site, and on-line interaction, particularly in theological education, ministry formation, and lifelong faith formation. My deep passion is to connect people with one another and provide them access to the resources they need.
I am particularly interested in how a whole environment both effects communications and is a communications medium. My 2013 book Faith Formation 4.0: Introducing an Ecology of Faith in a Digital Age introduces this as it explores the ways each of the four eras of human communicaiton (oral, written, mass mediated, and interactive) have influenced the ways Christians "proclaim the Gospel" (Evangelization) and "make Christians" (Faith Formation).
This site has been created to complement a series of courses offered at the Episcopal Divinity School by Dr. Julie Anne Lytle. The series includes:
* PT 1101 Forming Disciples in a Digital Age (Formerly PT 1700 Fashioning-a-People and PT 1701 Fashioning-A-People in an Interactive Age) (BLOG)
* PT 2025 Being Church in the 21st Century (BLOG and RESOURCES)
* PT 2050 Transforming Youth in a Digital Age: Exploring Foundational Assumptions in a New Era (BLOG)
* PT 1102 Movies, Messiahs, and Messages: Fashioning Christological Understandings through Film (BLOG)
I also have other blogs that collect data and share insights from my research:
* Message, Method, then Media: Implications of Digital Media in an Ecology of Faith- a technique for navigating the digital landscape (BLOG)
* EDS Distributive Learning - exploring the impact of Distribive Learning in Theological Education (BLOG)
* The Shiphrah and Puah Society - an outreach of the Episcopal Faith Formation 2020 Symposium (BLOG)