The afternoon of Friday, March 8th found me splitting my time between two sessions by two of my favorite speakers — both of whom I’m blessed to called “friend”. Tomorrow, I will share about Jeff Cavins’ session, but for now I want to share about New Media, New Evangelization – Spreading the Faith in a Digital Age by Brandon Vogt. Here’s the overview of this presentation, which was kindly sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor:
What is the New Evangelization? What is the new media? And how do the two fit together? In this talk, Catholic new media-expert Brandon Vogt gives an overview of both subjects and reveals ten practical keys to evangelizing the digital world.
I have probably been lucky enough to hear my friend and Catholic New Media colleague Brandon Vogt speak a dozen times. Our friendship dates back to attending the Vatican Bloggers Meeting together. I was blessed to play a small part in one of Brandon’s major works by writing a chapter for his book The Church and New Media. I also consider myself quite fortunate to have him on “speed dial” via email and seem to be running into him on a regular basis these days. And yet, when I see him listed as a presenter at a conference, there is no doubt that I will be signing up for his session.
Brandon’s presentation featured “10 Keys to Evangelize with New Media“. Each of these points was well-illustrated, but also filled with practical advice that would enable participants to leave the session with a toolkit for meaningful communications advancement in their parish or organization.
Brandon Vogt continually challenges me to not only embrace every possible means of evangelizing, but also to be a better, more holy, and more service-oriented person while doing it. And guess what, he’s fun. And nice. And soooo talented. If you ever have the chance to hear him speak, don’t even consider missing the opportunity. In the mean time, check out The Church and New Media and receive regular doses of wisdom, inspiration and fun through his blog at BrandonVogt.com.