What Does "This Means" Mean?

Thursday, 30 Jun 2011

Talk to older people to get a sense of what earlier technologies offered. I doubt that older will always be better. But you will probably learn interesting things about the trade-offs experienced in adopting new methods.
What do questions of media have to do with Word and Sacrament? We can find the latter discussed in the Bible, while the former is a late twentieth-century construct, isn't it? When I first started to think about this, that was how it appeared. But these two kinds of questions are more closely related than I once imagined. As our congregations make choices about how to "get their message across," they need to be aware that the means used are often part of the message itself. This is true first and foremost in the incarnation itself. ...

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