The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church

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Zondervan, 2005 - Religion - 176 pages
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Doing Church in a Media-Drenched Culture It has been said, "the future is now." From cell phones to mp3 players to the Internet, no previous age has seen such profound change manifested so quickly. But these thrilling, dizzying transformations are forcing the church to decide where it fits in all this progress. Shane Hipps presents the promise and peril of the emerging culture and its relationship to the emerging church. Looking beyond the details of what's happening in communities of faith, Hipps analyzes the broader impact of technology and media on the church while engaging readers with questions such as: * Is media/technology value-neutral? * How has technology changed the way we think about Scripture, community, and worship? * What cultural opportunities has the church missed? * How should the church position itself to take advantage of coming cultural trends? Providing both history and prophecy, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture invites us to engage new cultural realities while staying connected to our spiritual heritage.

 

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Yet another book filled with many AH HA! moments. If you have anything to do with media or technology at your church, you need to read this! Shane Hipps skillfully identifies and describes basic media ... Read full review

Contents

GRATITUDES
7
CHAPTER
21
CHAPTER THREE
45
PLANTING THE SEEDS OF THE EMERGING CHURCH
63
ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PRACTICE
85
CHAPTER
103
CHAPTER SEVEN
125
CHAPTER EIGHT
145
EPILOGUE
165
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Shane Hipps, teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church, is a dynamic communicator and sought-after speaker. His previous career in advertising helped him gain expertise in understanding media and culture. Shane lives with his family in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information, visitnbsp;www.shanehipps.com.

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