Okay: ‘TheoMedia’ is Now Available…

The official publication date for my book on media and biblical theology is July, 2013. But the book has only now become available at the bigger online shops like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, which for most of us constitutes a real “release date.” Some thoughts… “Media Theology” The book is TheoMedia: The Media of…

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The Hunger Games, the Tea Party, and the Misuse of Texts

I read in The Economist about the Tea Party’s recently released trailer that seems modeled after The Hunger Games. The allegorical portrayal equates big government social spending (the “Development Party”) with the tyrannical power-brokers of Panem’s “Capitol.” The Tea Party “Patriots” are hip-looking youngsters who Katniss Everdeen-like are attacking the system and standing up against…

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Sacred Cows of Secular Culture: Media Preferences and the New Blasphemy

We all know that Western society has gone secular. But as much as secularism understands itself as religion-neutral, it has its own sacred cows. There are just certain things you don’t touch or critique about secular culture without being at risk of being called a blasphemer. Media preference is one of those sacred cows. I…

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The Table in my Home.

I had ground the coffee beans the night before in anticipation of an early Saturday morning reading a fine new book, Arthur Boer’s Living into Focus (my 7-year old is entertained that “the author is an Arthur.”) In the pre-dawn Saturday darkness, I heard a tiny voice (that can get quite loud) calling “Daddy” from…

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“Online Theology” vs. “Offline Theology”

I led a workshop over the weekend at the Christian New Media and Awards Conference in London.  My topic was “Online Theology”:  can we “do theology” online?  What are the advantages of doing theology via blogging and microblogging?  What are the limitations?  I also asked this: what sort of disciplines and skills should we embrace…

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