Christian Discipleship in a Media-Saturated Culture
Speaker: Dr. T. David Gordon
Friday-Saturday, February 23-24, 2018
Topic Description: Marshall McLuhan and his disciple Neil Postman often warned that those who did not understand the new media would be its slaves. This week-end we wish to examine (briefly) the six major moments in human media, and to understand how the presence or absence of particular media shape individual consciousness/perceptiveness and cultural processes. Throughout, we ask: How can we be in our particular cultural moment without being of our cultural moment?
Speaker: Dr. T. David Gordon is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He is professor of religion and Greek at Grove City College, where since 1999 he has taught courses in religion, Greek, humanities, and media ecology. Prior to that, he taught New Testament (primarily Pauline studies) for thirteen years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and for nine years he was pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashua, New Hampshire. He is the author of two books (Why Johnny Can't Preach? and Why Johnny Can't Sing Hymns?), has contributed to a number of books and study Bibles (his notes on John's gospel appear in the New Geneva Study Bible and the Reformation Study Bible), and has published scholarly reviews and articles in journals such as New Testament Studies, The Westminster Theological Journal, Interpretation, and Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society. His popular articles have appeared in periodicals such as Modern Reformation, Tabletalk, Decision, Lay Leadership, and Second Nature. Many of his articles and essays are available on his personal website: tdgordon.net.
Audio: Recordings of all the session are available here, or you may click on the individual sessions below.