New J-Term Course "When 21st Century Media Meets Religion" Offered by Odyssey Staff

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Gettysburg Seminary/Odyssey Networks Offer “When 21st Century Media Meets Religion”

Gettysburg Seminary will offer the course “When 21st Century Media Meets Religion” taught by media professionals Eric Shafer and Matthew Tombers of the New York based interfaith media company, Odyssey Networks.

The course is designed for a wider variety of church leaders, seminarians and others whose organizations rely on leadership in communication and media.  In partnership with Luther Seminary and Odyssey Networks, Gettysburg offers a religion and media concentration in its Masters of Arts in Religion degree program.

The course will run January 7-11, 2013 and is part of the more flexible January term in the Seminary’s program, allowing for intensive and concentrated timing for classes. “It is a practical course taught by media professionals” said John Spangler, the Seminary’s executive for communication, “and should be attractive to pastors, and other church leaders who need to communicate every day.” 

Shafer, Senior Odyssey Vice President and Tombers, Director of New Media, will help students to understand the landscape, figuring where you fit in, and maximizing 21st century media) in faith communities and public avenues. Possible sub-themes include - "The New Media Panoply," "Branding and Communicating Your Brand” (self, congregation/agency, etc.), “Reaching the Technologically Savvy,” and more.

For more information, contact the Gettysburg Seminary admissions office at admissions@LTSG.EDU or 1800-MLUTHER ext 3008 for more information and registration.  More on this degree at

Posted: 10/26/2012 4:14:09 PM by John Spangler | with 0 comments

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