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The Blogosphere

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)

Blogging Archived

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Please find below some old blogging entries. Most of our current blogging is done on the BigBible website.

(18 Jan 2013)

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) » More about 21st Century Humpty-Dumpty Syndrome

I just use Google....

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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) » More about I just use Google....

Seven Principles for Social Media and the Church @AndrewGraystone #medialit11

What are the principles or values which should govern Christian use of New Media?

  1. Singularity of Personality
  2. Humanising digital relationships
  3. Conscientization
  4. Authority and Openness
  5. Digital Justice
  6. Mission and Service
  7. Embodiment

(28 Jun 2011) » More about Seven Principles for Social Media and the Church @AndrewGraystone #medialit11

Seven Principles of New Media in a Digital Age #2 #medialit11

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Pete Phillips, Research Director for CODEC responds to the Seven Principles...

So, my alternatives:

  1. Be authentic onlife and offline
  2. Move from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 - from the infoWeb to the socialWeb
  3. Always play social media in the key of Grace
  4. Be authentic even more!
  5. Justice offline = justice online
  6. Get on with it!
  7. Finally, be true to who you are! (i.e. be authentic!)



(28 Jun 2011) » More about Seven Principles of New Media in a Digital Age #2 #medialit11

#BIGRead14: O Thou (Read by Marian Partington)

O beginning! O beauty! O brilliance! O wonder! O presence! O silence! O mercy! O wholeness! O healing! O energy! O darkness! O glory! O friend! O end! O thou! […]

(21 Apr 2014) » #BIGRead14: O Thou (Read by Marian Partington)

#BIGRead14 – #EasterMeans Service (Coming up 1pm)

Today, we will run a simple Easter service on the ‘online praise’ blog, including songs, hymns, prayers, images suggested by friends of The BIGBible Project, drawing on material already pre-existing online […]

(20 Apr 2014) » #BIGRead14 – #EasterMeans Service (Coming up 1pm)

Jesus No. 1 on Twitter (@ijasonham)

Today is a big day. Head onto Instagram, and today you’ll see pictures of cute bunnies (ahhh), Twitter will be boasting its egg consumption and Facebook will be enjoying its […]

(20 Apr 2014) » Jesus No. 1 on Twitter (@ijasonham)

#BIGRead14: Embracing the Mystery (Read by @UnshaunSheep)

Although I long to understand . . . Although I long to know . . . Although I fancy wisdom . . . Although I crave the light . . […]

(20 Apr 2014) » #BIGRead14: Embracing the Mystery (Read by @UnshaunSheep)

Spiritual Disciplines: The Holy Habit of Acting. @longingtobeholy

No, not that sort of acting.  I’m not suggesting we should all be treading the boards.  Action.  Doing stuff.  Because I read Nehemiah and I see an awful lot being […]

(19 Apr 2014) » Spiritual Disciplines: The Holy Habit of Acting. @longingtobeholy

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