Media has a vital role in making the gospel message available, attractive, and plausible. In this presentation from the Lausanne Global Leadership Forum in Bangalore, India, in June 2013, Andy Crouch considers the use of mass media (forms of media – primarily visual – which entirely transcend embodiment), elite media (primarily word-based media, which powerfully influence the creators of mass media), and social media (rooted in embodied relationships in a way which mass media and elite media can never be).
An inspiring and challenging interview from Future of the Church, in which Phil Cooke talks about the importance of the Church to grasp the opportunities that creative use of the media opens up for us.
It is always tempting to avoid evaluating our ministry. Phill Butler insists that is is vital if we are to be effective. Here he gives some very helpful questions for evaluating media ministry.
During the “Media Messages Matter” multiplex session of the Cape Town Congress in 2010, Dr Krish Kandiah (who was then Executive Director: Churches in Mission for the UK Evangelical Alliance) talked about social media and the opportunities it gives the church.
During the “Media Messages Matter” multiplex session during the Cape Town Congress in 2010, Arnold Enns introduced the media ministry work of COICOM in Latin America.
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.