The New Media Frontier: Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting for Christ

Crossway

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Barcode: 9781433502118

Release date: 21/08/2008

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A Pew Study reports that only 2% of America's twelve million bloggers claim "religion, spirituality or faith" as their main topic. This leaves a great mission field in cyberspace, say contributors to The New Media Frontier, because the latest forms of communication present so many opportunities to promote the cause of Christ in other topics and fields. Before blindly jumping in, however, Christians need to weigh the possibilities against the consequences, and then proceed with the practical discernment and grace this book provides.

With a foreword by national radio host Hugh Hewitt-who has been at the forefront of the new media movement among Christians-editors Roger Overton and John Mark Reynolds (along with an impressive list of other new media experts) survey the current landscape and explore specific areas in which God's people can creatively expand their reach to a lost world. By stressing the urgency for Christian involvement, unearthing the dangers, and advising readers on how to use this media with different audiences, this book equips believers to advance, demonstrate, and utilize the Christian worldview in this exciting realm.

About the Author

John Mark Reynolds is the founder and director of the Torrey honours Institute and associate professor of philosophy at Biola University. He has written two books and numerous journal articles. He is also a regular guest on radio talk shows such as the Hugh Hewitt Show and actively blogs on cultural issues at www.johnmarkreynolds.com.

Roger Overton (BA, California State University Long Beach) has taught apologetics classes and workshops at numerous churches, schools, and youth camps in Southern California. He is currently working toward his Master's degree. He blogs at www.ATeamBlog.com.

JOE CARTER is the managing editor for Culture11, an online magazine. His personal blog, The Evangelical Outpost, was voted Best Religious Blog in the 2005 Weblog Awards and was named one of the Best Spiritual Blogs by Belief.net. Carter, who earned his BA from Excelsior College, contributed to Crossway's The New Media Frontier.

FRED SANDERS is associate professor of theology at Biola University's Torrey honours Institute. A popular blogger and speaker, Sanders has authored numerous journal articles and written or contributed to several books, including The Image of the Immanent Trinity. He blogs at www.scriptoriumdaily.com.

Mark D. Roberts is senior pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard University and teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary. Mark has published dozens of articles and several books and blogs daily at www.markdroberts.com. He and his wife, Linda, have two children.

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