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

TitleThe New Media Frontier: Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting for Christ
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsReynolds, JM, Overton, R, Hewitt, H
PublisherCrossway Books
CityWheaton, IL

Study reports that only 2% of America's twelve millionbloggers claim "religion, spirituality or faith" as their maintopic. This leaves a great mission field in cyberspace, saycontributors to The New Media Frontier, because the latestforms of communication present so many opportunities to promote thecause of Christ in other topics and fields. Before blindly jumpingin, however, Christians need to weigh the possibilities against theconsequences, and then proceed with the practical discernment andgrace this book provides.With a foreword by national radio host Hugh Hewitt-who has beenat the forefront of the new media movement among Christians-editorsRoger Overton and John Mark Reynolds (along with an impressive listof other new media experts) survey the current landscape andexplore specific areas in which God's people can creatively expandtheir reach to a lost world. By stressing the urgency for Christianinvolvement, unearthing the dangers, and advising readers on how touse this media with different audiences, this book equips believersto advance, demonstrate, and utilize the Christian worldview inthis exciting realm.