AT393-Spiritual Companionship and Digital Media
AT 393 — SPIRITUAL COMPANIONSHIP & DIGITAL MEDIA
This course will explore the use of digital media in spiritual community and practice. We will experience how we are present to each other through spiritual practices such as lectio divina, centering prayer, focusing, group and individual spiritual direction, intercessory prayer, pastoral care, and worship in traditional formats and then experience these practices in digital contexts such as the telephone, the web, social media, email, and Skype.
We will also explore the more troubling uses of digital media in our culture, how they may endanger spiritual values, and the ways in which we, as spiritual leaders, may be called upon to take a prophetic role in guiding others in their use of digital media.
The course will be of interest not only to those who are interested in using digital media in ministry, but also to those who are not particularly attracted to digital media yet would like to learn more about the nature of spirituality using digital media as investigative tools.
Adj. Prof. Lindsay Boyer. 3 credits.
Michaelmas 2013. Wednesdays, 9:00-10:50am.
If this is the first course you are registering for in the Michaelmas 2013 term, please add a non-refundable $100 Academic Fee. If you have already registered for a course this term, you do not need to add the Fee. Please note that if you are selecting courses over several terms, you will need to pay the Academic Fee once in each term.