This group presentation assignment by Angela Gorrell calls for analysis of social media platforms that pair well thematically with theologically significant tasks:
- Instagram and identity formation
- Snapchat and relationships
- YouTube and storytelling
- Facebook and missional engagement
- Facebook and prayer
- Twitter and truth-telling
The assignment invites students to critically examine social media platforms. Students investigate how (from a theological perspective) certain platforms inhibit and cultivate particular themes. For example, students may choose to consider how a theological perspective of relating might help us to perceive the ways Snapchat both interferes with and enhances the nurturing of relationships.