THC5320 Issues and Methods in a Theology of Media & Communication

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Farlow

Course Description:

Analyzes how God has spoken to and through mankind through word, deed, nature, and natural objects. Comparing and contrasting the Biblical evidence, historical examples, communication theory, and missiological concerns, the student will develop both a theology and strategies for communicating the Good News in a variety of contexts.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The missional student must communicate if he is, in fact, going to be missional. This course will enable him to understand the Biblical, theoretical, and practical concerns for sound cross-cultural communication of the gospel.

Why This Course Is Important:

Although all agree that media and communication is essential for the missional task, not all are agreed on the validity of all media. This course will help the student make sure that the medium dos not become the message, but will always be in service to the message.