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

Edited by John Mark Reynolds, Roger Overton, Foreword by Hugh Hewitt, Contributions by Matthew Lee Anderson, Joe Carter, Terence Armentano, Matthew Eppinette, Fred Sanders, David Wayne, Mark D. Roberts, Todd Bolsinger, Rhett Smith, Jason D. Baker, Scott Ott, Stephen Shields

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The New Media Frontier

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

Edited by John Mark Reynolds, Roger Overton, Foreword by Hugh Hewitt, Contributions by Matthew Lee Anderson, Joe Carter, Terence Armentano, Matthew Eppinette, Fred Sanders, David Wayne, Mark D. Roberts, Todd Bolsinger, Rhett Smith, Jason D. Baker, Scott Ott, Stephen Shields

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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.


Editors:

John Mark Reynolds (PhD, University of Rochester) is the founder and former director of the Torrey Honors Institute and associate professor of philosophy at Biola University. He has also taught philosophy at Roberts Wesleyan College, Whitworth College, and Saint John Fisher College. He lectures frequently on ancient philosophy and cultural trends. Reynolds and his wife, Hope, have four children.

Roger Overton (MA, Talbot School of Theology) is a PhD candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary studying systematic theology. Roger and his wife, Jennifer, live in Long Beach, California.


Endorsements:

"This wonderful book explains how a new technology of communication is revolutionizing our culture, and how Christians can and must use the new media properly to spread the good news."
Phillip E. Johnson, Author, Darwin on Trial and Reason in the Balance

"The New Media Frontier is a much needed book that looks at the historical, philosophical, and biblical why's behind the rising communication forms of blogging, vlogging, and podcasting. These are powerful opinion expressions and tools that can be used for good, bad, and ugly purposes. So we'd better be prayerfully and intelligently thinking about the words we type or say. All persons with a computer, whether living in a major city or in an unpopulated rural area, now all have the same instant ability and potential to build, encourage, challenge, or tear down others to an unlimited audience on the Internet. You will not look at blogging, vlogging, or podcasting the same way again after reading this book."
Dan Kimball, Pastor, Vintage Faith Church; author, They Like Jesus but Not the Church

"The New Media Frontier provides us with expert insight into the new media revolution transforming our lives and today's culture and how it can be used as an effective communication tool for advancing the love and truth of God's Kingdom."
Andrew Jackson, Blogger, SmartChristian.com; Author of Mormonism Explained: What Latter-day Saints Teach and Practice

"Can't tell a URL from and MP3? Here's a place to start."
Marvin Olasky, Editor in Chief, WORLD Magazine


Specifications:

Category: Culture & Social Issues
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 256
ISBN-10: 1-4335-0211-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-0211-8
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 10.9 ounces
Published: September 30, 2008