Proactive Ministry in a Media Culture

Taught by Mary Hess / Luther Seminary / 2481 Como Avenue / Saint Paul, MN / 55108 / 651.641.3232 /

This is a web adjunct to a course taught during the fall term of 2005 at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, MN. These sites were contextualized during the process of the course, and should not be assumed to be recommended without critical engagement.

You can find the syllabus for this course, in 'doc' format by clicking here.

You can find my class blog here, and my regular blog here.




Basic education theories

David Orr's essay . Links to Palmer . An interview with Robert Kegan . Another interview with Robert Kegan . My convocation lecture from 2002 .

Denominational and other resources

ELCA (Lutheran). ELCA Study document on education . USCCB (Roman Catholic) . ECUSA (Episcopalian) . United Methodist . PCUSA (Presbyterian) . Greek Orthodox . Southern Baptist . Unitarian Universalist . CAJE (Jewish education) .REA/APRRE (association) . LACE (association) . NAPCE (association) . APCE (PCUSA association) . NAIN (interfaith network) .

Web tools

Google (an excellent search engine) . (weblog site) . (Luther's recommended blogging site).

The tag for making a link in html is <a href=""></a> Simply insert the URL for the site you want to link to, between the quotation marks, and then put the word you'd like to change color in between the ><

To get the plug-in for reading a newsfeed within Firefox, go to the Mozilla site and get Sage (a free download). You can also use Bloglines as a newsreader, and I highly recommend NetNewsWire for the MacOS.


Web resources

The guide to media concentration . The Columbia Journalism Review's guide to "who owns what" . The Nation's list of "the Big Ten" of media ownership .'s teaching guides . The Media Literacy Online Project's link resources . The Merchants of Cool PBS website . Christ in the Desert Monastery . Daily prayer online . The Studio . Ginghamsburg . The Journey . Lumicon . Lift Up Your Hearts . St. Gregory of Nyssa Church . The Mediated Spirit . Beyond Borders: Ministry in a Multicultural World . New Media Bible .Media, culture and teens . . The Visible Knowledge Project . Share my world . . Interview with Charlotte Ryan .Tikkun . National Catholic Reporter . Pax Christi USA . The Bruderhof .Fellowship of Reconciliation .JRLC (MN interfaith advocacy for social justice) . We know more than our pastors (a resource on blogging) . Blogs on faith and culture (a Christian Century list) . Media literacy and Hurricane Katrina .

Student blogs

Karen Wilson . Dan Ruth . Ryan Torma . Angel Huang . Sarah Pennewell . Kathy Wolf . Karis Thompson . Sarah Grans . Kristina Johnson . Daniel Lee. Karen Gutzman . John Flomo .




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27 September 2005