Vicky Beeching

Vicky Beeching is theologian, an academic researcher and a commentator on issues of religion, feminism, politics and the ethics of digital technology. She regularly reviews the newspapers on Sky and Daybreak and has contributed to programmes such as BBC1's The Big Questions, Radio 4's The Moral Maze, Beyond Belief and Sunday, Radio 2's Good Morning Sunday and countless debates on stations like LBC97.3 and 5 Live. For more information see her website: http://vickybeeching.com

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I tried to 'pray the gay away', and ended up in a hospital bed

I still bear the scars of being told I could change my orientation

I won't let the trolls win with #TwitterSilence - they want us to shut up

If the goal of online attacks is to silence people, the solution is not more silence

An invisibility cloak? We've already got social media

We should celebrate those who dare to stand out in the open

The 'viral vicar' who led wedding dance flash-mob is a great example of how to make religion interactive

Most activity in Church takes place from the front, like an old-school classroom. Isn't it time we mixed things up to embrace spirituality?

The Google Glass generation: In our shiny new digital world are we increasingly terrified of being alone?

How making an impact online might be less about connecting and more about disconnecting

Christian Easter eggs and child abuse: The creation of a parallel universe by the Church

Creating a choice in products for people of faith reinforces the sacred-secular divide in society - and it's this ghetto culture that leads to checks being veiled with spirituality

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