Think of how often you consume media, whether to see a film, watch TV, listen to the radio, download music, catch up with friends on Facebook or check out the latest viral video on YouTube. Our modern culture is indeed a media culture, holding incredible influence over each of our lives, whether we recognize it or not.

Every day we are exposed to countless messages, each promoting a particular worldview. So where does the Christian voice fit in and how do we engage, challenge and transform modern media at all levels? And what does it look like to invite Jesus Christ into the process of producing and consuming media for the glory of God?

The speakers for Northwestern’s seventh annual Faith & Thought Lecture Series have asked these questions and bring different perspectives and answers, which will encourage you to critically re-think your approach to media.

Join us for a free evening of learning and discussion with our opening speaker

Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill Church, Seattle
“Christ & Media: How Important is Being Relevant?”

Thursday, September 25, 2008
7:30 p.m., Maranatha Hall

Pastor Mark Driscoll founded Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington 12 years ago and it has since grown to over 6,000 people in one of America’s least-churched cities. He is president and co-founder of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network, which has planted more than 100 churches in the U.S. and internationally, and most recently he founded the Resurgence Missional Theology Cooperative.

He is the author of several books including, Vintage Jesus: Timeless Answers to Timely Questions and The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out Without Selling Out. He has been recognized by Christianity Today as one of the most influential pastors in America. Seattle magazine has named him one of the 25 most powerful people in Seattle. His sermons are downloaded more than one million times a year.

Media coverage on Pastor Mark and Mars Hill Church ranges from National Public Radio to The New York Times to the 700 Club. Mark and Grace, his high school sweetheart, enjoy raising their three sons and two daughters.

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Mark your calendar for our upcoming speakers

Quentin Schultze, Ph.D., Calvin College (MI)
“Jesus Britney and You: Calling in a Media World”
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
7:30 p.m., Nazareth Chapel

Mark Seignious M.A., Northwestern College (MN)
Ripley Smith, Ph.D., Bethel University (MN)
“Music and the Message: Connecting the Prophetic Voice in Christian Radio”
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
7:30 p.m., Nazareth Chapel

Gene Edward Veith, Ph.D., Patrick Henry College (VA)
“Christian Media as Cultural Critic”
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
7:30 p.m., Nazareth Chapel

Ann Sorenson, MFA, Northwestern College (MN)
“Faith & Film: To the Glory of God”
Tuesday, April 28
7:30 p.m., Nazareth Chapel

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