What is CODEC?
CODEC began in 2009 with a nationwide survey of Biblical Literacy in the UK. We have since developed a host of projects, research, conferences, learning opportunities; all exploring Christian Communication in the 21st century - many making use of social media and online technology.
We’ve worked alongside many churches and agencies exploring how we can improve our communication of the Gospel and how the Bible might be communicated in meaningful ways in contemporary society.
(3 Feb 2012)
CODEC, exploring the interfaces between the Christian Faith, the digital environment and contemporary culture, is holding its fourth MediaLit training course in June 2013 exploring Christian ministry and the media.
Previous MediaLit courses, held annually since 2010, have been greatly valued by the participants – ministerial students/ordinands, media professionals, diocesan and district communications officers.
Feedback received includes:
- The course has affirmed for me the real need for the church to engage with media issues and given me tools and skills to take that challenge forward.
- I would strongly recommend the MediaLit course to everyone in leadership, including those in churches and business. This course is essential in engaging important messages in an age of ever-changing communication techniques.
- A course which combines sound and thoughtful theological and biblical teaching integrated with cutting edge digital media.
- Essential media training for leaders in Christian churches.
- The course leadership provoked excellent discussion and brought a full learning experience to the course.
MediaLit is open both to those training for Christian leadership and also to those already engaged in Christian ministry.
This year the course will run from Monday 17th to Friday 21st June.
For more details - see the MediaLit13 website.
(24 Jan 2013)
CODEC and two Districts of the Methodist Church are working together to bring a weekend of learning and worship.
The event is called: Godly Ways: Engaging with the Bible in the 20th Century.
All the details for the event can be found on the Darlington District website.
(23 Jan 2013)
Please find below some old blogging entries. Most of our current blogging is done on the BigBible website.
(18 Jan 2013)
Crowd Sourcing and Worship (The Church and the Avant-garde #2)
I've been following Imogen Heap's progress on her new album - the first song - working title #heapsong1, now Lifeline - began with a call to fans to send in ideas for lyrics and sound samples...
The Church and the Avant-Garde
The avant-garde is difficult by definition, not least because it wanders freely between the land of the different and the land of the offensive. In doing so, it forces us to be self-critical, but rightly challenges us not to equate 'different' with 'bad'...
(30 Sep 2011) » Read More The Church and the Avant-Garde
Lady Gaga Theology
Once upon a time, last week actually, I began to blog on Lady Gaga's latest video 'Judas' (below). I never finished the blog. But I will. It's important that I do...
(3 Jun 2011) » Read More A short guest post on the Church Mouse site...
21st Century Humpty-Dumpty Syndrome
There’s an awful lot of brokenness around these days. The media seems to be obsessed with ‘Broken Britain’ (I didn’t notice how broken it was – the brokenness crept up on me)...
(14 Jun 2011) » Read More 21st Century Humpty-Dumpty Syndrome
I just use Google....
I was struck a short while back by a comedian on TV, who said; ‘Some people turn to God for answers, I just use Google'...
(26 May 2011) » Read More I just use Google....
Summer News - See U @ #gb11? (BTW that's Greenbelt for non texters)
There have been some comments online and intext that the 21st century love affair with social media engagement means that young people are growing up without a clue how to have interpersonal relationships...