Christ Church is pleased to announce its debut installment of the Kuyper Lectures, an ongoing series which brings noted theologians, pastors, teachers, and journalists to Lakeland to speak on Christian cultural engagement.
On March 5th, 2016, Joe Carter will discuss how Christians should understand and interact with the media. His first lecture, “How the News Makes Us Dumb” will look at common ways that media shapes out thinking, especially in how it trains us to prioritize certain stories over others and to not ask critical questions. In his second lecture, “Can You Trust the Social Media?” Mr. Carter will highlight the ways both information and misinformation is spread through Facebook, Twitter, and other online tools, and he will give advice for respectful and intelligent dialogue on the internet.
It is our desire that this event be characterized by rich fellowship and conviviality, and so there will be plenty of refreshments and opportunities for informal conversation, along with prayer and psalm-singing. Mr. Carter will also be leading a time of discussion and Q&A on Sunday, and so all attendees are invited to join Christ Church for worship, a fellowship meal, and more conversation.
Saturday, March 5th
6:00pm-6:25pm –Welcome and Fellowship
6:30pm-7:10pm –“How the News Makes Us Dumb” by Joe Carter
7:10pm-7:40pm –Fellowship and Refreshments
7:40pm-8:10pm –“Can You Trust the Social Media?” by Joe Carter
8:10pm-8:30pm –Q&A and Follow-Up Discussion
8:30pm-9:00pm –Fellowship and Refreshments
Sunday, March 6th
10:00am-11:30am – Worship with Christ Church
11:45am-1:30pm – Potluck Fellowship Meal and Q&A with Joe Carter
Joe Carter is a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute, an Editor at The Gospel Coalition, and an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. Mr. Carter is the co-author of How to Argue Like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History’s Greatest Communicator and has contributed two chapters to The New Media Frontier: Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting for Christ.