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By Andrew Byers

ISBN-10: 1498214983

ISBN-13: 9781498214988

ISBN-10: 1610979885

ISBN-13: 9781610979887

The church is not sure of itself within the twenty-first century's media tradition. a few Christians denounce electronic media whereas others embody the most recent instruments and apps once they seem. many folks are stumbling alongside amidst the tweets, prestige updates, podcasts, and weblog posts, brooding about if now we have ventured right into a realm past the scope of biblical knowledge.

Though there's the sort of factor as "new media," Andrew Byers reminds us that the particular proposal of media is historical, theological, or even biblical. actually, there's the sort of factor because the media of God. "TheoMedia" are capability through which God communicates and divulges himself--creation, divine speech, encouraged writings, the visible image of the go, and extra.

Christians are literally referred to as to media saturation. however the media which are to so much prominently saturate our lives are the media of God.

If God creates and makes use of media, then Scripture presents a theological common sense wherein we will create and use media within the electronic age. This booklet isn't an unqualified endorsement of the most recent media items or a tirade opposed to media expertise. as a substitute, Byers calls us to reconsider our realizing of media by way of the media of God within the biblical tale of redemption.

"The church has been uncertain approximately how one can determine God's presence within the new media deluge. Andrew Byers' paintings provides us much-needed language to attract on: from Scripture, culture, and a savvy and nuanced knowledge approximately those media. This e-book must have existed lengthy prior to. it's the definitive be aware at the church and electronic technology."
--Jason Byassee, study Fellow, New Media undertaking, Union Theological Seminary

"Andrew Byers has positioned new wine, a culturally savvy mirrored image at the church's engagement with sleek media know-how, into an outdated wineskin: biblical theology. . . . If the medium is the message, then the church wishes the advice Byers offers because it seeks to meet its vocation as God's new media for speaking the gospel of Jesus Christ to a spiritually distracted, culturally noisy world."
--Kevin J. Vanhoozer, study Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"In this arresting e-book, Andy Byers has introduced jointly 3 issues: the truth of dwelling in a media-saturated tradition, the concern of Scripture as a presentation of God's potent acts and deeds, and Jesus Christ, the consummate TheoMedium, who holds them either jointly. A booklet of knowledge for today's--and tomorrow's--Christian."
--Timothy George, Dean, Beeson Divinity college of Samford University

"What do the voice of God and the voice of Siri have in universal? Andy Byers solutions this query through retelling the biblical tale with clean and bright element, rigorously mentioning the wealthy and sundry methods God used media in each one bankruptcy. along with his certain mixture of compassionate pastoral care and insightful yet obtainable scholarship, Byers bargains us a theologically wealthy imaginative and prescient of the correct position of media within the lifetime of the church."
--John Dyer
Executive Director of communique and academic expertise, Dallas Theological Seminary

Andrew Byers is a PhD pupil in New testomony at Durham college, the place he serves because the Chaplain of St. Mary's university and as a theological advisor for the CODEC Institute (Christian communique within the electronic Age). he's the writer of Faith with no Illusions: Following Jesus as a Cynic-Saint (2011) and his web publication is

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