Kresta in the Afternoon – October 16, 2015 – Hour 2

+  Prophetically Incorrect: A Christian Introduction to Media Criticism

  • Description: The Bible includes prophetic speech and at times the church and its representatives are called to speak prophetically. But in our media-saturated age when many claim to speak for God, how can we evaluate the avalanche of supposedly prophetic speech? What does it mean to truly be prophetic? And when Christians should speak prophetically, how can they do so in a biblical and effective way? Using vivid examples, this book offers clear guidelines for creating, critiquing, and consuming popular media, as well as practical suggestions for faithful communication. It also helps readers think critically about communication technology. The book includes a foreword by Quentin Schultze and a preface by Clifford Christians.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Paul Patton
      Paul D. Patton is professor of communication, media and theater. A pastor until the age of 40, he ministered in the Detroit area at Trinity Church in Livonia. While a youth pastor at Trinity, Paul founded Trinity House Theater in 1981. His graduate degrees are in counseling and religious education and his doctorate is in communication with an emphasis in theater arts. He is the author of over 30 produced stage plays, radio plays and performance essays. Paul and his colleague, Robert Woods, have co-authored the book Prophetically Incorrect (Brazos Press, 2010). He is involved in several academic writing projects and has lectured on topics ranging from “The Idolatry of the Cult of Celebrity” to “God Talk: Lessons in the Manipulative Use of Religious Language.” He has been married to Beth for over thirty years and has three daughters (all actresses)—Jessica, Emily and Grace, and two grandsons, Caleb and Logan. Incidentally, Paul and Beth met at Spring Arbor in the early 1970’s. To contact Paul about the Spring Arbor theater program email him at [email protected]
    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • Prophetically Incorrect: A Christian Introduction to Media Criticism
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