Elizabeth Drescher, an educator, scholar, writer, and public speaker on Christian spirituality, will offer General Seminary’s prestigious Paddock Lectures on Wednesday evening, November 14 and on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Her topic will be Media, Meaning and Ministry in the Digital Reformation. To register for one, two or all three lectures, click here.
Dr. Drescher is author of Tweet If You Heart Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation and co-author of Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible. Her work has been highlighted by the Atlantic Monthly, the Utne Reader, the Washington Post, Australian Radio National, the BBC, CNN, State of Belief Radio, and other national and international news outlets. She is a faculty member in religious studies and pastoral ministries at Santa Clara University and also a senior correspondent for the online magazine Religion Dispatches. Her current research in the prayer practices of religious “nones,” believers who answer “none” when asked with what religion they identify, will find its way into her current book project, Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of Religious Nones.
In the Paddock lectures, each 45 minutes, Dr. Drescher will examine the roots of Digital Reformation, present the spiritual lives of religious nones, and explore the digitally integrated, postmodern, and expanding universe of belief, spirituality, and institutional religion across geographies and generations.
The public is welcome to attend any or all of the lectures. To learn more about them, and to purchase tickets, click here.