Understanding the Gray Matrix ngel promoted a revolution. Not Engels the Marxist thinker, but James Engel the missiologist. He first outlined what has become known as the ‘Engel Scale of Spiritual Decision’. This describes the way in which an individual, or by extension a whole group, progress in their understanding of the gospel, as God’s sovereign grace begins to illuminate …
Considering the Effectiveness of Media Ministry: 16 Questions for Reflection
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.
Resourcing Christians for Media Awareness and Critique
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).
8 Questions to Ask About Comics
Just like music and movies, comics is a broad genre of styles and forms. Some prefer humoristic strips; some enjoy superhero magazines; others enjoy adventure series and others enjoy graphic novels. Here are some questions to help you reflect on them:
15 Questions to Ask About Popular History
It is increasingly common to find that bookshop bestseller lists are full of history books deliberately aimed at the popular market. Often, but not always, written by academic historians, these accounts seek to offer insights into the otherwise hidden worlds of the significant, revolutionary or just plain quirky moments in the past.
12 Questions to Ask About Music Albums
With the advent of downloads, music sharing, and the ease of creating one’s own playlists, some are predicting the imminent demise of the album. The days of Prog Rock and the ‘concept album’ are long gone. Nevertheless, musicians and bands still seem to be content to release albums, even if they no longer have the constraints of time and length forced on them by the old LP format. So while albums are still sold, it is still worthwhile engaging with them as crafted entities (unless they are simply ‘greatest hits’ anthologies). My purpose in writing these 12 questions is to help people to develop what we might call ‘joined-up listening’: taking an album’s form, music, lyrics and construction as an integrated whole (where possible).