There’s a lot of overlap between Communications & Media and Technology. For some suggested resources on technology, click here.
TheoMedia: The Media of God and the Digital Age, by Andrew Byers. A brand new book on media, TheoMedia gives serious theological treatment to media as a phenomenon ordained by God. In contrast to the prophetic critique of technology (see the technology bibliography), here is a theological case for creating and using media well in the digital age.
- Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, by Marshall McLuhan. This book created a field called media ecology, which examines how different mediums affect entire cultures. Ever hear the phrase “the medium is the message?” Here’s where it starts. A foundational text for anybody trying to understand how media shapes modern life.
- Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman. Truly one of the best critiques of TV and other electronic media, and how they’re shaping culture. A disturbing look at how politics, journalism, and even religion are shaped by media – and how we can retake media to serve our highest human aspirations.
- Communication for Life: Christian Stewardship in Community and Media, by Quentin Schulze. A great starting place for engaging communication and media as a Christian.