Geekpriest: Confessions of a New Media Pioneer
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With these adventures and anecdotes, Fr. Roderick Vonhogen shares his experiences in new media, from its earliest days to the present. Fr. Roderick knows the importance of making a personal connection, whether it's blogging, podcasting, or posting videos. Both entertaining and instructive, this book is told from the perspective of a Catholic media trailblazer.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Servant Books
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1616366761
ISBN-13: 9781616366766

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Publisher's Description

In this engrossing collection of stories and anecdotes, Fr. Roderick shares how he became a “new media missionary.” Focusing on the importance of personal connection (an essential ingredient of new media), he uncovers the exciting possibilities of using all forms of media to successfully accomplish the mission Jesus gave us: to evangelize the world. Each chapter contains illustrations of using new media as a way to reach out to others. Some examples:
  • How the pope got his iPod
  • Reaching 50,000 Harry Potter fans without waving a magic wand
  • Why gaming can be good for the soul
  • How to deal with online atheists
  • The Mass and mass media
  • How you, too, can become a new media missionary
Fr. Roderick’s stories introduce a young, secularized generation to an experience of God at work in his Church and in individual lives. Instead of presenting dry theories and principles, this book reveals those principles through experiences of one of today’s leading Catholic new media entrepreneurs.

Author Bio

Fr. Roderick Vonhögen is a Catholic priest from Holland. He studied social communications in Rome and has traveled the world to initiate countless Catholic new media projects focused on education and evangelization. A producer, blogger, speaker and media host, Fr. Roderick is the founder and CEO of Star Quest Production Network (SQPN), a multimedia organization whose mission is to use the media for religious information, evangelization, and catechesis, and formation and education. Fr. Roderick lives in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

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