Online Interview with Dr Mary Hess
Friday 3 July, 10.00-11.30am Melbourne time
Thursday 2 July, 7.00-8.30pm Minneapolis time
What stories will you tell of recent months?
What stories have disturbed you?
What stories have brought hope?
Stories shape our lives and form our faith:
the big narrative of Scripture,
the testimonies of saints past and present,
our own faith journeys.
In the digital realm we are bombarded by multiple truths. In our daily world we are delighted, challenged and transformed by stories, remarkable and ordinary. In the digital world we can explore, connect, share, empower, celebrate and be changed through stories, local and global.
This conversation is about the possibilities of growing people’s faith through storytelling in the digital world.
Given that Mary lives in Minneapolis, the origin of the event that has sparked global protests, her reflections about the intersection of recent events with digital faith formation will be worth hearing.
Dr Mary Hess is Professor of Educational Leadership at Luther Seminary in Minnesota, USA. She has a strong interest in the role of media in faith formation, religious education and theological education. Mary is a core member of the International Study Commission in Media, Religion and Culture.
Hosted by Port Phillip East Presbytery