n the final session of the Lausanne Global Consultation on Media and the Gospel, November 2013, Ruth Limkin challenged us to be using the media boldly and thoughtfully to create opportunities for meaningful conversations and positive change in society. She shares compelling stories from her own blog and experiences. Ruth Limkin is a pastor, writer and media consultant, and political advisor.
e live in a ‘culture of unlimited choice’, with thousands of messages being communicated to us through a plethora of media platforms. Phil Cooke discusses how ministries and organizations can clearly communicate their cause in this ‘cluttered’ digital age. This presentation was given at the Lausanne Global Consultation on Media and the Gospel, November 2013. An internationally known writer and speaker, …
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.
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.
Journalism is a key profession in today’s media world. We need journalists who represent various worldviews and faith commitments – with a united commitment to truth, fairness, independence and human dignity. I am convinced that the Christian worldview provides the most credible intellectual foundation for these key values in journalism.
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.