The Christian Century - media http://www.christiancentury.org/taxonomy/term/512/0 en Making your message sharable http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-09/making-your-message-sharable <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>Often we want our churches to grow, but we're not sure what sort of tools to use.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-09/making-your-message-sharable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-09/making-your-message-sharable#comments advertising evangelism media Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Carol Howard Merritt 28394 at http://www.christiancentury.org One upside of everybody constantly filming everything with their glasses http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2013-05/one-upside-everybody-constantly-filming-everything-their-glasses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p class="p1">Years ago I was at a friend’s wedding. As the happy couple left the church and we all threw birdseed or blew bubbles or whatever, a family member I didn’t know scolded me for taking a spot with a decent view—apparently I was blocking the videographer’s shot.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2013-05/one-upside-everybody-constantly-filming-everything-their-glasses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2013-05/one-upside-everybody-constantly-filming-everything-their-glasses#comments google glass media mediated reality technology Wed, 22 May 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Steve Thorngate 23762 at http://www.christiancentury.org Sandy Hook and public theology http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2012-12/sandy-hook-and-public-theology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>One week after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, there seem to be so many failures in the ways that our theology is playing out in the public sphere. And while quick responses, blog posts, sound bytes and tweets are important in this moment, as they emerge from varying political and evangelistic agendas they also expose some of Christianity's devastating aspects.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2012-12/sandy-hook-and-public-theology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2012-12/sandy-hook-and-public-theology#comments media Sandy Hook social media Theology Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Carol Howard Merritt 22297 at http://www.christiancentury.org But we need sob stories! http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2012-06/we-need-sob-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>The latest in can-you-believe-this-guy campaign-trail videos: Senate candidate Eric Hovde, who—like Montgomery Burns with a Wisconsin accent—reduces media coverage of low-income people facing service cuts to "sob stories."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2012-06/we-need-sob-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2012-06/we-need-sob-stories#comments eric hovde food stamps media news media Tue, 19 Jun 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Steve Thorngate 20183 at http://www.christiancentury.org Another fight about who's picking a fight http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2012-03/another-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>So, who's playing politics with reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act? Sen. Schumer and the Democrats, or Sen. Grassley and the Republicans?</p><p>Well, probably both. Yes, Democracts would love to bolster the narrative that Republicans don't care about women, even though Grassley <em>et al. </em>object to new provisions added to the VAWA, not the existing law. And yes, by threatening the whole bill based on objections to small parts of it, some Senate Republicans (not all of them) reveal that while they may in general favor services for domestic violence victims, it's not exactly a top priority to them.</p><p>Of course both Senators Chuck are playing politics. That's their game, especially in leap years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2012-03/another-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2012-03/another-fight#comments Chuck Grassley chuck schumer domestic violence media political coverage senate violence against women act Thu, 29 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Steve Thorngate 19032 at http://www.christiancentury.org No religious dimension? http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2011-02/no-religious-dimension <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>In an <a href="http://www.rferl.org/content/interview_optimistic_about_tunisia_future/2284157.html">interview</a> with Oxford professor Michael Willis about Tunisia, Radio Free Europe correspondent Hossein Aryan noted that "there has not been a religious dimension to the unrest" in the Middle East. This is quickly becoming the conventional wisdom.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2011-02/no-religious-dimension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2011-02/no-religious-dimension#comments Egypt media Middle East religious extremism religious violence Tue, 01 Feb 2011 06:00:00 +0000 Amy Frykholm 12966 at http://www.christiancentury.org Media bias http://www.christiancentury.org/article/%252Fmedia-bias <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>In <em>Why Religion Matters</em>, Huston Smith argues for the importance of having and articulating a worldview. &ldquo;Life&rsquo;s problems press so heavily on us that we seldom take time to reflect on the way our unconscious attitudes and assumptions about the nature of things affect the way we perceive what is directly before us.&rdquo;<br /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/%252Fmedia-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/%252Fmedia-bias#comments Ariel Sharon intifada Israel media news Palestine Yasir Arafat Wed, 11 Apr 2001 05:00:00 +0000 James M. Wall 10612 at http://www.christiancentury.org Media dominance http://www.christiancentury.org/article/%252Fmedia-dominance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>In the early 16th century, Martin Luther, assisted by enterprising printers unhandicapped by copyright laws, swamped the market with five pamphlets for every one put out by his Catholic opponents. Other Protestant writers poured out their own flood of sermons, treatises, polemics and devotional writings. For more than three decades Protestants dominated the recently invented printing press.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/%252Fmedia-dominance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/%252Fmedia-dominance#comments Catholics evangelicals Internet media Protestants Reformation Wed, 28 Feb 2001 06:00:00 +0000 Mark U. Edwards Jr. 10559 at http://www.christiancentury.org Brethren condemn torture and desensitizing media http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2010-08/brethren-condemn-torture-and-desensitizing-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>Members of the Church of the Brethren condemned torture as a &ldquo;blatant violation of the tenets of our faith&rdquo; at their annual meeting in Pittsburgh.<br /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2010-08/brethren-condemn-torture-and-desensitizing-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2010-08/brethren-condemn-torture-and-desensitizing-media#comments Church of the Brethren media torture Tue, 03 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 10279 at http://www.christiancentury.org DisciplesWorld magazine to cease publication http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2010-01/disciplesworld-magazine-cease-publication <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> DisciplesWorld, an award-winning magazine that covered the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as an independent journal, is shutting its doors after eight years of publication.<br /><br />“We’ve made a valiant effort,” publisher and editor Verity A. Jones said in a December 16 statement that cited declining subscription and advertising revenue and a decrease in charitable gifts.<br /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2010-01/disciplesworld-magazine-cease-publication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2010-01/disciplesworld-magazine-cease-publication#comments Christian Church Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Christian publishing disciples Disciples of Christ media publishing Tue, 26 Jan 2010 06:00:00 +0000 admin 9979 at http://www.christiancentury.org