The Malone University Worldview Forum Series presents the first of this year’s offerings, There’s an App for That: The Impact of Social Media on Relationships, Monday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. You may register to watch it (live!) online here.
Proponents are Doreen Dodgen-Magee, psychologist specializing on the impact of technology on relationships; Brett McCracken, author of Hipster Christianity; and Jesse Rice, author of The Church of Facebook. Serving as moderator will be David Gramlich, assistant track & field and cross country coach at Malone.
Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in Portland, Oregon. She has 20 years of experience working with adults dealing with issues of loss, depression, relationships, and life transitions. She has a sub-specialty consulting with parents experiencing difficult parenting dilemmas. Dodgen-Magee is a contributing author for severalmagazines and a frequent guest lecturer in professional, medical, and parenting circles. In addition, she offers continuing education for psychologists, medical professionals, educators, and administrators.
Brett McCracken is a Los Angeles-based writer and journalist. He is the author of Hipster Christianity: When Church & Cool Collide (Baker, 2010) and has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN.com, The Princeton Theological Review, Mediascape, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Relevant, IMAGE Journal, Q Ideas and Conversantlife.com. He speaks and lectures frequently at universities, churches, and conferences.
Jesse Rice is an author, musician, and counselor with a passion for helping people live well in a hyperconnected world. He lives in Bellevue, Washington, and is married to Katie, also a musician (www.katierice.com). Jesse says that he enjoys reading, writing, spending time with family and friends, walking, hiking, and running. He has a master's degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University. His first book, The Church of Facebook: How the Hyperconnected Are Redefining Community (David C Cook publishing) was released in 2009.
The intent of the Worldview Forum Series is to provide the community with the opportunity to practice critical thinking and civil dialogue in the comparison of various worldviews in a professionally moderated, academic environment. It is expected that the forums will help those who attend learn to identify the constitute elements of differing worldviews as well as their implications upon belief and practice. Past topics have included discussions between Muslims and Christians, the commonalities between the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant faiths, just-war and pacifism, homosexuality, pagan religions, and much more.