Life, the Media and Everything

Just finished reading through Metamorphosis, the manga version of the Acts of the Apostles, with my six year old son this week.

He was so wrapped by the finish of it that he wants to read the book again and read more. I’m just blown away as, although I expected him to like it, the depth of his engagement exceeded my expectations.

It gives me much food for thought as I reflect on Huxley’s Brave New World and Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death. Multimedia communication has a corrosive effect on intellectual culture. I accept that thesis, particularly as it applies to Protestant Christianity. But whether we like it or not that’s the culture we have to disciple our kids in the midst of. How do we pass on the tradition? I think we need an iconigraphy that engages.

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