‘TheoMedia’ now Becoming Available

Cascade Books emailed to let me know that my theology of media book is now available from their customer service department (via email). The book can be pre-ordered from their website. And I discovered that the Kindle edition is available now at Amazon.com (not Amazon.co.uk… not yet, at least). Amazon will be carrying the paperback…

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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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“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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Deuteronomy, the Devil, Jesus and my Kids

[Note: The following is taken from the draft of my forthcoming book ‘TheoMedia’…]   Jesus quoted Deuteronomy more than any other Old Testament book. I was recently reading to my two oldest kids from Jesus’ temptation scene in Luke’s Gospel and decided I would inspire them with this: “when Jesus was assaulted by evil, he…

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