Brehm Lectures 2012 // Reformation 2.0
Worship in a Digital Age

The Sixteenth century reformations of the Western churches were a response to the cultural changes invoked by the advent of the printing press and printed word. Given the technological shifts of the past 25 years and the speed at which they have occurred, to what extent are the seismic shifts in the practices of North American churches a new reformation? Are these changes substantive to the nature of the church and its worship or are these issues distractions of a church that has lost its vision?
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Shane Hipps Shane Hipps is the former Teaching Pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church. Formerly a strategic planner in advertising, Shane spent several years working on the communications strategy for Porsche Cars North America. He later left advertising to pursue his long-held interest in spirituality and theology, earning a Master of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. Before moving to Michigan with his wife and 2 young daughters, Shane served as pastor of a growing, urban congregation in Phoenix, Arizona. Shane is the author of two books: The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church [2006] and Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith [2009]. These, as well as a variety of films and over 300 teachings are available on his website,

Ryan Bolger Ryan Bolger is Associate Professor of Church in Contemporary Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary Ryan Bolger joined Fuller faculty in 2002 and is associate professor of church in contemporary culture in the School of Intercultural Studies. With his research focusing on the emerging and missional church movements, he teaches classes on contemporary culture, including postmodern and new media cultures, exploring the implications these cultures have on Christian witness. With Fuller’s Senior Professor of Church Growth Eddie Gibbs, Bolger co-authored Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Communities in Postmodern Cultures (2005), based on research and interviews with church leaders throughout the U.S. and U.K. His publications include chapters in Mass Culture (2008), Worship That Changes Lives (2008), An Emergent Manifesto of Hope (2008), and Evangelical, Ecumenical, and Anabaptist Missiologies in Conversation: Essays in Honor of Wilbert R. Shenk (2006). For his research on pastoral leadership in the emerging church, Bolger received an award from Duke Divinity School in 1999, and in 2005, he received an award from Yale for his teaching on American culture and the gospel. He is a member of the Allelon Mission to Western Culture Project and, additionally, has been one of the founding voices in the dialogue between the emerging church and emerging synagogue.


Ryan Bolger Barry Taylor is Affiliate Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, Brehm Center Artist-in-Residence Barry has served at Fuller Seminary in a number of capacities. On finishing his PhD at Fuller, he worked initially for the Brehm Center as co-director for the Reel Spirituality Institute and also began teaching theology and culture classes on music, film, pop culture and contemporary theology as an adjunct professor. Currently, he works as the Brehm Center's Artist in Residence, continuing his teaching and work with students, as well as serving as an advisor and guide to the Brehm Center as it has undergone a re-envisioning and branding process. In addition to his work at Fuller, Barry serves as associate rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills and teaches advertising and consumer culture at the Art Center College of Design's School of Advertising. A talented songwriter, he has composed music for movie soundtracks and has produced his own music CDs. Barry travels globally, speaking on a wide variety of issues related to the intersections of theology and contemporary culture. He coauthored A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture and A Heretic's Guide to Eternity. His latest book, Entertainment Theology: New Edge Spirituality in a Digital Democracy, was published in 2008.


2-3pm  Opening reception

3-5pm  Brehm Lectures
   Shane Hipps: Convergence and Consumption: The Digital Age and a New Ecology of Worship.

Ryan Bolger: Following Jesus into Network Society

Additional Info:

  • Wednesday, October 31st 3-5pm
  • Fuller Theological Seminary | Payton Hall
  • 135 N. Oakland Avenue
  • Parking is free in the lot next to the School of Psychology on the corner of Walnut and Madison Avenues.
  • This lecture is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for admission. Please click on registration link to get your ticket(s).


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Wednesday, October 31st 3-5pm

135 N Oakland Ave.

Pasadena, California


135 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91182