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A public gospel - Media

Andrew Graystone, director of the Church and Media Network, challenges Christians to reconsider how they engage with the media.

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This talk was filmed at a national consultation, entitled, 'A Public Gospel: How should the gospel shape our engagement with public life?' It is the third in a series of five events taking place as part of the Evangelical Alliance's 'Confidence in the Gospel' initiative.

Download a synopsis of this video, along with questions for discussion.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. Andrew Graystone is highly critical of how evangelical Christians tend to perceive, and engage with, the media. Do you think his comments are fair? Can you think of examples that illustrate, or counter, his analysis of the problem?
  2. What positive and negative examples an you think of when it comes to Christian engagement with the media? What can we learn from these examples? How can these examples influence our approach in the future?
  3. Using the five ways that we might provide a Christian voice in the public conversation as a starting point, what practical steps do we need to take (as churches, Christian organisations, and individuals) in order to achieve a healthier relationship with the media?