Francis Schaeffer

Schaeffer’s four key criteria for approaching art and media

In his ground-breaking 1973 essay Art & the Bible, influential evangelical author Francis Schaeffer (1913–1984) proposed four key criteria for enjoying and evaluating art and media messages.

This is still a highly relevant and significant resource for practicing appropriate media awareness and media critique – even in today’s postmodern media world.

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The threefold media challenge from Cape Town

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.

How do we engage with people in practice?

How do we engage with people in practice? By Tony Watkins
Have you ever had one of those conversations when you know you ought to be able to bring in a Christian perspective? The only problem is how. As the conversation goes on you become more and more anxious. You know you should say something but you just can’t think what. Probably all of us have been there at some time or other… From the book Tony Watkins co-author: “Beyond the Fringe”