Abductive Columns

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

the Millennium Matrix

I’m less than one hundred pages into Rex Miller’s Millennium Matrix but its obvious Miller is laying out the evolution of communication. In two-hundred and twenty pages he takes the reader through a rapid-fire review of the ways which Christianity has been shaped by oral, print, broadcast, and digital communication methods. It has both the feel and look of a textbook but unlike an academic schoolbook fresh insights continually dance across its pages. His communication and ministry theories go beyond the familiar applications found in ministry today while providing a framework and strategy for the emerging church.

The books greatest value is arguably found in the spreadsheet style contrast Miller gives his readers between the four reigning communication cultures of the last thousand years—oral, print, broadcast, and digital. [more]

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