ars Dahle, Lausanne Catalyst for Media Engagement, talks about what it means to bear witness to Christ in a globalized media context in three key dimensions. This video was recorded at the European Leadership Forum in 2014, and is republished from the Forum of Christian Leaders. Transcript As Christians, we live in a media-saturated world – in a globalized media world. And as Christians, we …
The Reformation was a highly influential media initiative: Luther realised the potential of the printing press, and there was a broad communication strategy.
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.
News media play a significant role in the everyday lives for most of us. Therefore we need to actively engage the news by asking key questions. In 12 Questions to Ask When Watching the News, I suggest the following question as the final one:
How do a classical Christian view of humanity and the world help us to understand the wider context of the major news stories?
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.
Helpful media awareness resources, produced for the international Lausanne community and other interested readers. This is one of the three main dimensions of media engagement on which this EngagingMedia.info focuses (along with media presence and media ministries).
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