digital culture

DRAWS ON THE BIBLE FOR DEVELOPING CREATIVITY IN A DIGITAL AGE

Through a Bible Lens teaches imaginative ways for developing creativity and spirituality in our age of smartphones and social media by drawing on Prof. Alexenberg’s research on creative thinking in digital culture at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies and on biblical thought in contemporary life at Israeli universities.

TEACHES HOW TO MAKE THE BIBLICAL NARRATIVE A MIRROR FOR SEEING YOURSELF

It shows how to create a lively dialogue between your emerging life story and the enduring biblical narrative by Bible blogging your life. The blog is an ideal narrative form for developing fresh insights for revealing spiritual dimensions of your personal narrative.

DEMONSTRATES HOW TO USE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SPIRITUAL SEEING

Through a Bible Lens uses traditional methods of Bible study for seeing beyond the photographic image to reveal fresh insights. It explores Kabbalah as a down-to-earth tradition that provides a symbolic language — a spiritual bar code for understanding how Divine energies are drawn down into our everyday world.

SPEAKS TO MILLENNIALS IN TODAY'S LANGUAGE OF DIGITAL CULTURE

It presents to all generations the most up-to-date thoughts on how The Bible gives fresh insights on the impact of new technologies on contemporary life. Christians and Jews should buy THROUGH A BIBLE LENS for themselves as well as for their children and grandchildren.

OFFERS A BIBLE CURE FOR SMARTPHONE ADDICTION

Through a Bible Lens offers a spiritual cure for the serious problem of smartphone addiction by teaching how to shift focus from the screen to photographing your everyday life from biblical perspectives. It also shows how to delight in all that happens around you by turning off, tuning out and unplugging one day each week. Follow the "Bible Cure for Smartphone Addiction" blog.

A MUST-READ BEFORE VISITING THE HOLY LAND

It teaches how to transform your smartphone photographs into biblical messages emerging from what you see and share your experiences through social media. It's all in the book THROUGH A BIBLE LENS. Click on book cover in right column to see inside the book and buy it on Amazon.





Thursday, January 24, 2019

Smartphones Have the Power to Make the Bible Come Alive


"Angels Ascending from the Land of Israel" in collection of Israel Museum, Jerusalem

“He had a vision in a dream. A ladder was standing on the ground, its top reaching up towards heaven as Divine angels were going up and down on it.” (Genesis 28:12)
This biblical passage about Jacob’s dream inspired artist Mel Alexenberg to create the serigraph “Angels Ascending from the Land of Israel” that is in the collection of the Israel Museum.  He created this artwork at the museum’s affiliated graphics center in Jerusalem.

It shows digitized Rembrandt angels ascending from a NASA satellite image of Israel based upon the biblical commentary that the angels in Jacob’s dream go up from the Land of Israel and go down throughout the world. This serigraph morphed into the cover of Prof. Alexenberg's book Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Photography and Social Media with the angels emerging from the satellite image of Israel displayed on a smartphone screen.
Smartphones have the power to make the biblical account of Jacob’s dream become a digital age reality by uploading cyberangels in Israel into "The Cloud" (network of all networks) and inviting people everywhere to download them.

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Through a Bible Lens is available at Amazon and most other Internet booksellers

Praise from Christian and Jewish Leaders and Experts on Digital Culture

S ee praise from Christian and Jewish leaders and experts on digital culture for “Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Ph...