Monday, July 14, 2014

Book: Meditating Faith

The church struggles with media. 
Whether it is a denomination negotiating the 24 hour news cycle or a church evaluating how Facebook or online games are influencing the youth group, media is raising questions and placing demands on communities of faith in ways that could not have been imagined just 20 years ago. Thus the importance of understanding media for the church has never been greater.   In Mediating Faith, church leaders of all kinds will find Pastor Clint Schnekloth an engaging and insightful guide to this new and sometimes wondrous world. In doing so he offers an evaluation and theological response to the trans-media era that highlights its potential to transform our work and world.   Far from frightening, Schnekloth highlights the opportunities and the riches of this fascinating time. 

Chapters include:
Part One: Emerging Media Contexts and Minority Reports
1. Examining Trans-media Effects
2. Listening to the Quasi-luddites’ Legitimate Laments

Part Two: The Meaty Analysis Section
3. The Effects of Catechumenal Preaching
4. The Effects of MMPRPG’s Procedural Rhetoric
5. More Prosaic Media Forms and Formation

Part Three: The Proposal
6. On Pneumatology and Material Culture
7. Beauty, Eschatology, Sociality: The Way Forward

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