Media, Journalism, and Communication: A Student’s Guide

Dr. Read Mercer Schuchardt’s latest book, Media, Journalism, and Communication: A Student’s Guide, is available from Crossway and Amazon starting March 31.  

Read Schuchardt’s 8 Theses on Christians and Twitter

Dr. Read Schuchardt outlines 8 principles to guide every Christian social media user’s relationship with Twitter.

Religious Climate

Bill Irwin and Read Schuchardt’s co-authored poem on climate change.

Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

The New York Times contributes to the conversation of growing public concern for the unintended consequences of social media

How Podcasting Hurts Preaching

“Sermons belong in church, not our earbuds.” –Read Mercer Schuchardt for Christianity Today  

The Most Important Thinker We Don’t Know

We knew about Neil Postman’s presentation at NewTech98, but we didn’t know about this one…

Marshall McLuhan- The Playboy Interview

The one good thing Playboy brought into the cultural conversation: the long-form interview

In Amish Country, The Future is Calling

“People are treating those phones like they are gods,” she said. “They’re bowing down to it at the table, bowing down to it when they’re walking. Here we say we don’t bow down to idols, and that’s getting dangerously close, I think.” — NY Times

Media Ecology’s Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls were a hugely important discovery for biblical scholarship. They contained ancient manuscripts of Scripture as well as extra-biblical literature that helped scholars understand the cultural and historical place of these scriptures. Media Ecology is about to experience a Dead Sea Scrolls moment. Eric McLuhan has gathered and expanded on all of […]

Surprise: You’re the New Medium

So get ready for your parents to complain that if you really loved them, you’d keep the snap streak going. -David Pierce, “What Lies Ahead” (Wired, February 2017) The content of the new medium is the what? That’s right: the old medium. Of course, in the digital age, what the hell even is the old or new […]

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