The Reverend Keith Anderson is a pastor at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church near Philadelphia, author of The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World (Morehouse, 2015), and co-author with Elizabeth Drescher of Click2Save Reboot: The Digital Ministry Bible, the second edition of their popular book on digital ministry (Church Publishing 2018).
Keith is also the Associate for Digital Content at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary, where he helps curate Building Faith and Episcopal Teacher and serves on the eFormation steering team.
A recognized thought leader on digital ministry and sought-after speaker and writer, his work on religion, new media, and popular culture has appeared on Bearings—the magazine of The BTS Center, the Princeton Theological Seminary IYM blog, Insights—the magazine of the Uniting Church in Australia, The Huffington Post, ON Scripture, Day 1, and The New Media Project.
Keith employs a wide range of social media to minister on and offline. He speaks regularly with local and national church groups, synods, seminaries, and other organizations on the practice of digital ministry and the impact of digital culture on face-to-face ministry. He has taught at Andover-Newton Theological School, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and Columbia Theological Seminary.
He graduated with a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from High Point University (NC) in 1996. He attended Harvard Divinity School where he earned his Master of Divinity degree in 2000 and The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia where he earned a Master of Sacred Theology degree in Lutheran Studies in 2002.
During his preparation for the ordained ministry, Keith served at The Memorial Church at Harvard University, St. Francis House Homeless Shelter in Boston, and The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Lutheran Children and Family Service in Philadelphia. He served as pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Woburn, Massachusetts from 2003 to 2012.
Keith spent his summer 2008 sabbatical on contemplative spirituality with an emphasis on the spirituality of daily life. He is married to Jennifer, also an HDS graduate. They have four children and a golden retriever named Charlie.
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