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Craig Detweiler will discuss how technology shapes our self image. 

We are engaged in what sociologist Erving Goffman described over fifty years ago as “the arts of impression management.” Thanks to social media, adolescents are often forced to grow up in public at earlier ages and stages. They are embarking upon an ancient challenge, to know thyself, while broadcasting each awkward step along the way. Is it fair to criticize the young for not acting more maturely? We have been quick to condemn and slow to listen (or see).  Where can we all find a core identity that is poised to endure the ups and downs of being “hearted” or “unhearted” online?  We must reach back to our genesis, to the radical notion that we are created in the image and likeness of God, the imago Dei

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