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Pete Phillips
Director of Research, a Christian, married with three kids
Interests: indian food, emerging church, umberto eco, films, swimming, walking, weblogs, arts, roland barthes, jacques derrida, literary theory, michel foucault, postmodernity, stanley hauerwas, jesus in film, intertextuality, alternative worship, creator-centred spirituality, interpreting the bible for today, mike riddell, doug coupland, spring harvest, tate modern in london - love the cafe on the top floor...and lots more. i would love to swim off the great barrier reef!
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Happy Christmas everyone. Just in case you want to catch up with what the Phillips's have been up to over the year, we produced a photo letter for you all. The offer at the end of the letter to pop... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at postmodernbible
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At the moment, I am confined to doing research-related work. Confined because the docs think this is better for my health than being engaged in some "other stuff". I am happy to take the medicine and find it invigorating and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at postmodernbible
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Just a brief introduction to this theme as it seems to keep cropping up in my research and my thinking. On the face of it, it seems to be very unChristian. I mean God has created us as we are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at postmodernbible
I enjoy using an iPad. It is, in my opinion, one of the most impressive devices yet invented. In one light-weight, travel-sized tablet the user has everything at his fingertips. That includes not only the typical social media apps that... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 13, 2013 at postmodernbible
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St John's College at Durham University have just launched their new Theology and Ministry Journal. The journal focusses on practical theology and offers some explorations written by experienced researchers and some excellent explorations from research students. The journal comes out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at postmodernbible
I've enabled the comments feed, Tim. Thanks for the prompt.
Good comment and I think you are right to be wary. But surely the issue is with the format. Speakers are asked to speak for 15 minutes and be personable and exciting rather than fully worked through and proven. That means so much of the talks on here tend towards the aspirational rather than the real. But some good starters for ten, no?
After the lectures today, I spent a lovely hour with Tim Hull, the creative genius behind the St John's Timeline Project. Tim is producing a series of Timelines covering philosophy, bible, history, theology and populating these timelines with some serious... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at postmodernbible
Spent some time after the lecture today to explore some TED videos on the digital self. I enjoyed what I saw but I did think that there was a lot more that needed to be said and wondered why it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2013 at postmodernbible
Here is the slideshow for the talk I did at the Methodist Workplace Chaplaincy Meeting tonight on Digital Culture and Social Media. It may be a bit quick so you may need to download it??? Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at postmodernbible
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another time is coming, a new day lies just over the horizon, a time when glory unveiled will fill the skies, when divisions will fall and fail, the broken will be made whole, the sick will be healed, and tears... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 26, 2012 at postmodernbible
An International Symposium at Durham University, 28th September 2012 Values in Social Media A symposium of leading international scholars exploring the ethics of engagement with new media (social, web, network). What are the research questions? Are there some proposals for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at postmodernbible
I was playing around with some figures today ready for a talk I have to give over the weekend. The talk is about our desperate need to engage with the communities in which we live and breath and have our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at postmodernbible
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Apr 27, 2012
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Apr 27, 2012
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Apr 27, 2012
A number of people have asked me to share the keynote presentations for the Bible Study series I did at the ECG Conference in Scarborough over the last few days. Not sure how much help the raw visuals are...but here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at postmodernbible
A number of people have asked me to share the keynote presentations for the Bible Study series I did at the ECG Conference in Scarborough over the last few days. Not sure how much help the raw visuals are...but here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at postmodernbible
A number of people have asked me to share the keynote presentations for the Bible Study series I did at the ECG Conference in Scarborough over the last few days. Not sure how much help the raw visuals are...but here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at postmodernbible
A number of people have asked me to share the keynote presentations for the Bible Study series I did at the ECG Conference in Scarborough over the last few days. You can download MP3s/CDs/DVDs for the series from only £2... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at postmodernbible
A great video here which arrived in my Twitter timeline via an ObamaTweet. I love it. Great image, great message, great involvement. Got me fired up, I can tell you!!! via youtube.com What I think is intriguing is what is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at postmodernbible
I did a guest article yesterday over on Transpositions blog. It was about Art and Embodiment and Digital Culture. The conversation has been going on ever since with some fascinating comments (38 so far!). I am particularly intrigued by Sam,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at postmodernbible
via elevator.jisc.ac.uk You can vote for our bid here: http://elevator.jisc.ac.uk/voteforme.jpg http://pmphillips.posterous.com/storygrab-creating-a-digital-archive-of-commu Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at postmodernbible
I have a few minutes to introduce CODEC to some fellow academics on Wednesday and I've been playing with the presentation. I found out I could turn it into a pretty short film. You need to read pretty quickly but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at postmodernbible
CONFERENCE FRIDAY, MARCH 30. 7.30pm SATURDAY, MARCH 31. 9.30am EXHIBITION PREVIEW SATURDAY, MARCH 31. 6.30-8.30pm Open to the public Dear Friends, We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming conference and exhibition: recreation. The second annual Holy Biscuit Conference,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at postmodernbible