Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Medium and Message

Just finished reading Shane Hipps "The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture," where he connects Marshall McLuhan's ideas about media ("the medium is the message") with the church in postmodern/electronic culture. It's a great book on language, media, and church culture, and I'd highly recommend it. Money quote:

"If God's chosen medium was Christ, and the church is the body of Christ, then the church is God's chosen medium for God's ongoing revelation to the world; the church exists to embody and proclaim the good news of God's kingdom. If the medium is the message, the message of the gospel is profoundly shaped by the way the church lives in the world."

1 comment:

  1. I agree. Great book, especially for youth ministry.