Blog Posts - Relating To Culture



Leading change – wisdom from Phil Cooke in Lausanne seminar

We live in a ‘culture of unlimited choice’, with thousands of messages being communicated to us through a plethora of media platforms. Phil Cooke discusses how ministries and organizations can clearly communicate their cause in this ̵...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Jun 17, 2015

Heartwarming Reese Witherspoon film The Good Lie – free discussion materials

Culturewatch team Damaris are offering free official community resources for The Good Lie. This engaging and heartwarming film, starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon, reflects the real-life stories of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Apr 14, 2015

Damaris discussion resources for Exodus and Unbroken

The Damaris team offers resources for two new films; Exodus Gods and Kings and Unbroken. These provide a great opportunity for groups of churches to get together around a purpose, share the social experience of going out to a cinema and then enjoy so...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Jan 10, 2015

Which is the most popular TED lecture? Ever

Do you know who is the most popular TED lecturer ever? He beats the second-most popular by more than 50%, and 9 million views. His name is not Bono or Gates. (See top-20 list.) He’s a British educationalist – Sir Ken Robinson. His content...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Sep 12, 2014

Free discussion resources for new Belle film

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson),...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Jun 13, 2014

Understanding media and evangelism – Phil Cooke conversation video

[Please Share] Lots of challenging wisdom from Phil Cooke | @PhilCooke, author of Creative Christian Media, on creatives, media, culture, storytelling, film, evangelism and effective communication. Here are 18 minutes of high-value insights R...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Apr 19, 2014

Collaboration leverages effectiveness for gospel: video and free ebook

[Please Share] See what can happen when mission agencies collaborate AND use digital effectively, in this video by Create International, producers of films for the Majority World: listing. (Other related groups that may help you: Visual Story Network...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Apr 15, 2014

10 for August: great resources spotted on the Web

[Please Share] How NOT to speak Christianese InterVarsity brings you Cross-Cultural Flirtation Gone Wrong… “I had only known her for a few hours when she shocked me for the first time. We were walking in the park, chatting, and mildly fli...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Aug 28, 2013

Damaris launches Film Clubs

[Please Share] Culturewatch team Damaris are launching an exciting new initiative. They say, The Damaris vision has always been to encourage people of all faiths and none to talk about the issues raised by contemporary popular culture, particularly f...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on May 22, 2013

Les Misérables study resources and the movie DVD release

[Please Share] It’s out! The incredible Tom Hooper 2012 movie is now released on DVD: USA | UK. This is a renewed opportunity to use this incredibly redemptive story as a discussion starter in many different situations. Resources to h...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on May 17, 2013

Pop Goes the Church is still available

[Please Share] Pop Goes the Church: Should the Church Engage Pop Culture? Tim Stevens Power Publishing ISBN 0979017491 Tim Stevens makes an inspiring case for leveraging pop culture to reach out to people in the language of their lives, with compelli...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on May 13, 2013

The movie I want to see again. Soon

[Please Share] “We must go and see this again next week,” my wife and I said to each other after watching Les Miserables. This new film is simply amazing. I’ve already written about the incredible spiritual parallels in the film, th...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Jan 28, 2013

Les Miserables video – the cast discusses spiritual lessons

Two months ago, there were perhaps six online articles about the spiritual themes within Les Miserables. And this despite the fact that it has been the world’s most popular musical, seen by many millions and translated into 21 languages. Today,...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Jan 5, 2013

Damaris launches free Les Miserables resources

[Please Share] No apologies for focusing on Les Miserables again! Because the film gives us a major opportunity to use this redemptive story to engage with outsiders, or to challenge Jesus-followers. Christian culture commentators Damaris Trust have...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Dec 27, 2012

Les Misérables film: Mercy Triumphs

[Please Share] Les Misérables is a hugely redemptive film (and book) which offers us a remarkable route to share and discuss spiritual themes with others: learn more about this opportunity, with other free resources. This article is a guest pos...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Dec 20, 2012

Spiritual themes in The Hobbit movie

[Please Share] Great articles are appearing about The Hobbit. The film demonstrates spiritual parallels and themes to explore and start conversations, online or offline, in youth groups, meetings, anywhere. Sadly there is no longer a whole evangelist...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Dec 15, 2012

Understanding the popular culture around us

[Please Share] Lausanne’s Cape Town Commitment “challenges us to be concerned about media awareness,” writes Lars Dahle. “This includes helping people to ‘develop a more critical awareness of the messages they receive, a...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Nov 9, 2012

Sci-fi: Mars and Moon landings, farewell Neil Armstong and Ray Bradbury

[Please Share] The Mars Curiosity landing, and our farewell tributes to Neil Armstrong, remind me of several sci-fi/fantasy books and short stories based on Moon or Mars landings. These have a spiritual dimension that raises conversation-starting and...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Sep 11, 2012

Sci-fi: Mars and Moon landings, farewell Neil Armstong

[Please Share] The Mars Curiosity landing, and our farewell tributes to Neil Armstrong, remind me of several sci-fi/fantasy books and short stories based on Moon or Mars landings. These have a spiritual dimension that raises conversation-starting and...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Sep 11, 2012

Les Miserables film – get ready for evangelism opportunities. Now

[Please Share] Movie releases are a major opportunity to start conversations and point to parallels about God, Jesus and His redemptive purposes: reasons. (Find out more about God here.) But if we are planning blog or web articles, we need to respond...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Sep 6, 2012


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