«Media Engagement: A Global Missiological Task»

It is a privilege to be a contributor – as Lausanne Senior Associate for Media Engagement – to the January 2014 issue of Lausanne Global Analysis (LGA). This online publication is modelled on Oxford Analytica and was launched in 2012 as a service to the global Lausanne community and beyond.

According to The Lausanne Movement, the purpose of LGA is “to deliver strategic and credible information and insight from an international network of evangelical analysts so that Christian leaders will be equipped for the task of world evangelization.”

In his «January 2014: Issue Overview», LGA editor David Taylor (who used to work with Oxford Analytica) introduced my contribution as follows:

‘Wherever we live in today’s world, information and communication technologies increasingly influence our human lives, Christian witness, and Christian ministries’, says Lars Dahle. The missional issues related to media engagement are therefore of real significance to the global church. Media is the primary means by which news, ideas, and stories spreads. Therefore, if we are to ‘bear witness to Jesus Christ and all his teaching in every nation, in every sphere of society, and in the realm of ideas’ (The Cape Town Commitment), we cannot neglect the media. Three areas – media awareness, media presence, and media ministries – constitute a strategic approach for media engagement, he suggests.

If this is of interest and relevance for you, read further in «Media Engagement: A Global MIssiological Task».


Norsk: Januar 2014-utgaven av webpublikasjonen Lausanne Global Analysis inneholder en artikkel av meg om kristent medieengasjement – med fokus på «mediebevisstgjøring, medienærvær og mediemisjon».