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

Paperback | February 5, 2006

byShane Hipps

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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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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...

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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 th...

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, visit www.shanehipps.com.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:February 5, 2006Publisher:Zondervan/Youth SpecialtiesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310262747

ISBN - 13:9780310262749

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TABLE OF CONTENTSGRATITUDES 7FOREWORD BY BRIAN MCLAREN 9INTRODUCTION 13PART I: NEW WAYS TO PERCEIVECHAPTER ONESEEING BUT NOT PERCEIVING 21CHAPTER TWOPERCEIVING THE POWERS THAT SHAPE US 29CHAPTER THREEPRINTING: THE ARCHITECT OF THE MODERN CHURCH 45CHAPTER FOURELECTRONIC MEDIA: PLANTING THE SEEDS OF THE EMERGING CHURCH 63PART II: ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PRACTICECHAPTER FIVEEVOLVING THE MEDIUM AND THE MESSAGE 87CHAPTER SIXCOMMUNITY IN ELECTRONIC CULTURE 103CHAPTER SEVENLEADERSHIP IN ELECTRONIC CULTURE 125CHAPTER EIGHTWORSHIP IN ELECTRONIC CULTURE 145EPILOGUE 165BIBLIOGRAPHY 167ENDNOTES 171