Thank you for raising us out of the gutter’ was how my editor put it, when I left my last newspaper. I wasn’t a born-again believer yet – but was on the way. God is at work in us even before we can speak the required religious formulae – and is at work in a hundred more ‘secular’ newsrooms up and down the country.
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.
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, …
Effective use of social media in sharing the gospel
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.
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.
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.