Ruth Limkin

Challenge and Commissioning: Using the Media Boldly

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.

Phil Cooke

Leading Change

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, …

Media Engagement: A Global Missiological Task

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.

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The need for media presence

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.

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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.