Jun 29, 2009

Extending Jesus' Message


I was recently asked about why we use the media at Busted Halo® to do ministry and my answer was simple: We're just doing what Jesus did.

That's right. Jesus used the media of his day: storytelling, itinerant preaching, mountaintop gatherings.

And moreover the church has kept that going: St. Paul was a letter writer (and we close the year of St Paul today--so blessings to our friends the Paulist Fathers). Isaac Hecker, Servant of God--the Paulist founder was a public lecturer and a publisher and believed in using all kinds of media. His theory was that we need to proclaim "old truths in new forms."

And we extend that message of Jesus today using all that we have at our disposal. TV, Radio, Internet, Facebook, You Tube whatever.

What kinds of things have you sampled on the net or TV that have faith based material on them?

1 comment:

othemts said...

A few years ago I came to the conclusion that with all the time I spend in front of the computer and listening to the iPod, I could use those same tools for devotional and spiritual purposes. Here are some of the podcasts and websites I've found inspirational. Some every day, some once a week, some once in a while, all very good.

PODCASTS:
* The America Magazine Podcast
* BustedHalo Cast
* Daily Reading from the New American Bible
* Pray-as-you-go
* Provoke Radio
* Saint of the Day
* Prayer from the Taize Community

WEBSITES:
Daily Readings: http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/
Sacred Space: http://sacredspace.ie/
Creigton University Daily Reflections: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/daily.html
Goshen College Advent & Lenten Devotions: http://www.goshen.edu/devotions/Home
Father Lasch: http://fatherlasch.com/
Saint of the Day: http://www.americancatholic.org/features/saintofDay/

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