Our creations, stories, ideas, and the way we communicate them (Entertainment, the press, sports, novels, myths, the internet, television, music, etc)

God’s purpose for the sphere of media is the transfer of wisdom and the promotion of healthy relationships. Proverbs is full of pithy axioms which emphasize the power of communication to do good or to do ill. For example, “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing” (Prv 12:18); or “The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit” (Prv 15:4); for “The tongue has the power of life and death” (Prv 18:21). There is great power not only in what is said but in how it is said. In the midst of the contemporary communication revolution with new technologies emerging one after another we have more and more capacity to communicate. But what are we communicating? Is it bringing life or death? Is it enhancing wisdom or promoting folly? Is it building up godly relationships or tearing them down? We must enter into this arena as followers of Jesus to use every tool available: print and broadcast media, films and the internet, new social media as well as more traditional media to advance the kingdom of God.