Model Assignments

Presenting on
Social Media Platforms

Literacy: connecting media theory and theological reflection
Literacy: presenting authentically and pastorally online
Literacy: creating and curating faith-based media artifacts

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.

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