Provoking Biblical Conversations through Popular Media: Lessons Learned from The Shack and Superbook

  • William J. Brown Regent University
  • Kevin R. Crawford Regent University

Abstract

At no other time in human history have more people in virtually every nation of the world had more access to entertainment media through the rapid diffusion of new communication technology. In this article we discuss the tremendous potential internationally to create conversations and dialog that will open hearts and minds to the gospel by using powerful genres of popular culture. Drawing on two examples with surprising effect, a popular novel called The Shack and a popular animated television series called Superbook, we discuss important lessons that might inform our future international ministry efforts to reach traditionally closed societies that do not allow direct Christian evangelism and biblical teaching.
Published
Nov 11, 2013
How to Cite
BROWN, William J.; CRAWFORD, Kevin R.. Provoking Biblical Conversations through Popular Media: Lessons Learned from The Shack and Superbook. Glocal Conversations, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 1-26, nov. 2013. ISSN 2296-7176. Available at: <https://gc.uofn.edu/index.php/gc/article/view/20>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019.
Section
Articles

Keywords

Entertainment-education; Prosocial; diffusion; boundary spanning; parasocial interaction

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