Over the next couple of weeks, in the runup to #CNMAC12, we’ve asked a number of speakers to respond to the following questions, and another quick off the mark with a response is Bryony Taylor. Bryony is speaking at 2.40pm in the ‘Jump-Start’ Session:
Find out the tools that will make a world of difference to your success online, and most of them are free!
and also post-lunch:
#PrayForMuamba: Has Twitter made it ok to pray? What does the #PrayFor phenomenon tell us about society
Who are you, what do you do, and how do you come to be speaking at #CNMAC12? What’s your personal ‘story’?
I’m Bryony and for the last year I’ve been working as a Social Media consultant with a company called Reach Further in Leeds. This has been a year of big change for me, however, as I am now training to be an Anglican priest at Cranmer Hall in Durham for two years! So my personal story has been pretty exciting this year with this huge life change. I’m excited!
Can you give us a ‘sneak peak’ into the story of your session at #CNMAC12?
The session I’m running with Bex (@drbexl) will be a brilliant (modest aren’t I?!) check list of the top tools that you can use online – these aren’t just random, they’re tools we use all the time that you can use for free to do amazing things!
I’m also giving a short talk after lunch about whether twitter is making it easier to talk about your faith.
What is the best ‘good news story’ to come out of your journey as a disciple? What keeps you going when times are hard?
Oo, good question! Probably that God is always with us on the journey – whether we can feel it or not and that He gives us companions on that journey – some of whom you might never meet face to face but are journeying with you all the same. I find that my networks of friends both on and offline help me to keep going when times are hard.
We’re working on the @bigbible project. How do you think the (stories in the) Bible can inform what we do online, in whatever sense?
I think the stories in the Bible nearly always reflect our own stories because they are God’s stories. God hasn’t changed the way he interacts with us and neither has human nature – so the bible is just as relevant to our activities and life online as it is to our lives offline – there is no difference in my mind.
Outside of your own session, what are you most looking forward to at #CNMAC12?
Seeing Sister Catherine (@digitalnun) again, as she is one of my absolute heroes!