The Televangelist animation was first developed for Next Wave International's Strategic Leadership Consultation, an annual meeting of European church network leaders. It has since been screened at Communication and Media MasterClass events across Europe and Australia -- and it always gets a laugh. It's obviously 'tongue-in-cheek' and a bit of fun, but it also demonstrates the way many people in society see Christians on TV. Through projects like EDGES, we are working to change that perception.
To let a friend know about this animation, simply fill in the form below.
Among the many lessons the church might learn from the response to Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ', is the fact that Christians need to be utilizing different forms of communication if we're to make an impact on post-modern popular culture.
Modern media offer us some exciting possibilities: they help us to build the narrative of Christian faith into people's consciousness and worldview. If we're going to speak where people listen and engage their interest in the Christian message, we need to start by debunking certain myths associated with media.
For more on this subject, read Mal Fletcher's insightful article Debunking The Great Media Myths, A Lesson For The Church From “The Passion Of The Christ” Part 4.
Want to keep in touch with what Next Wave is doing each month? Enter your email address below.
I watched edges on premier.tv and have been hooked since then. It's awesome!! Fi, United Kingdom
The strength of EDGES is that it explains it's argument in logical steps without the usual emotive language. If all the logical steps are present and correct, it is difficult to disagree with the point being made whether you are a Christian or not. You give a balanced argument. Ben, United Kingdom
I am constantly blessed & inspired by reading the Daily Recharge.
Thankyou Mal for being a faithful mouthpiece for God and being willing to pay the price that is necessary if one is going to minister life! John, Australia