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The Televangelist animation was first developed for Next Wave International's Strategic Leadership Consultation, an annual meeting of European church network leaders. It has since been screened at Communication and Media MasterClass events across Europe and Australia -- and it always gets a laugh. It's obviously 'tongue-in-cheek' and a bit of fun, but it also demonstrates the way many people in society see Christians on TV. Through projects like EDGES, we are working to change that perception.

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Among the many lessons the church might learn from the response to Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ', is the fact that Christians need to be utilizing different forms of communication if we're to make an impact on post-modern popular culture.

Modern media offer us some exciting possibilities: they help us to build the narrative of Christian faith into people's consciousness and worldview. If we're going to speak where people listen and engage their interest in the Christian message, we need to start by debunking certain myths associated with media.

For more on this subject, read Mal Fletcher's insightful article Debunking The Great Media Myths, A Lesson For The Church From “The Passion Of The Christ” Part 4.

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Hi Mal, you recently preached at our Sunday service at Rhema Bible Church in Joburg, South Africa. You preached God's word with such simplicity and I left church feeling really inspired. It's been a blessing going through the articles on this site.
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Passion: I think it flew out the window the moment political correctnes reared its ugly head! So much in the world today is bland and lacking in intensity but I don't want to calm down!
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Mal, love EDGES and loved hearing you speak at Hillsong London, it was awesome.
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