Radio has been a dominant means of communicating the gospel all over the world. Edward Cannon, Wayne Pederson, and Lauren Libby share their expertise and experiences in this fruitful ministry at the Lausanne Global Consultation on Media and the Gospel (November 2013). They also discuss how their organizations are adapting to new methods of communication and seeking to connect to today’s generation.
A panel of speakers at the Lausanne Global Consultation on Media and the Gospel (November 2013) discussed the need and opportunity for Christian presence in social media and on the Internet.
At the Lausanne Global Consultation on Media and the Gospel in November 2013, Phill Butler gave a presentation on the importance of strategic alliances and partnerships if we are to make effective use of the media in mission.
Wherever we live in today’s world, information and communication technologies increasingly influence and impact our human lives, our Christian witness, and our Christian ministries. The varieties of local, global, and ‘glocal’ media messages provide complex contexts for the task of making the case for the truth of Christ in the 21st century. The missional issues related to media engagement are therefore of real significance to the global church.
Part Two of The Cape Town Commitment (CTC) summarizes the themes of Cape Town 2010, the Third Lausanne Congress. The first section of Part Two – ‘Bearing witness to the truth of Christ in a pluralistic, globalized world’ – includes a significant sub-section on the threefold media challenge and identifies major needs in Media Awareness, Media Presence and Media Ministries.
Here are some questions to help Christians explore the implications of social media.
By Krish Kandiah