Author: Geraldine Forsberg

Geraldine Forsberg received her doctorate in Media Ecology with Neil Postman. Her doctoral dissertation, Critical Thinking in an Image World, analyzes a theoretical foundation for critical thinking. Currently Geri teaches in the English department at Western Washington University where she teaches courses in media and culture; technology and culture; and, technical communication. She also serves with Faculty Commons, a ministry with university professors.

Media Ecology and Theology

It was many years ago when I heard Robert K. Blechman’s song, “A Model Media Ecologist,” that I began thinking about the relationship between media ecology and theology. In the song, Bleckman writes, “I am a model media ecologist; I also sense the difference between me and a theologist.” What is the difference between a media ecologist and a theologist? I wondered. And, what is the relationship between media ecology and theology? Are these two totally separate domains or is there some overlap between them? If there is a connection, what forms the basis of that connection?

Neil Postman and the Judeo-Christian Worldview

On October 5, 2003 Neil Postman, mass media and cultural critic, my former professor and friend, died. Postman was a Professor at New York University for more than 40 years where he also held positions as the Paulette Goddard Chair of Media Ecology and Chair of the Department of Culture and Communication. He wrote over […]

More Than Talk: A Covenantal Approach to Everyday Communication, a Review

Strom, Bill (2013). More Than Talk: A Covenantal Approach to Everyday Communication (4th ed). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt (389 pages). In Proverbs 25:11 (CEB) the author writes, “Words spoken at the right time are like gold apples in a silver setting.” I believe the book More Than Talk: A Covenantal Approach to Everyday Communication by […]