Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 227

Article in Press

The church, technology and media: An expository conversation with special reference to Romans 8:19-23

Ernest Nyarko

  •  Received: 27 April 2022
  •  Accepted: 29 August 2022
The paper seeks to shed light on what I see from my own perspective as far as the interplay between the church especially in Ghana, technology and media is concerned. The study is done mainly through literary activity in existing sources from Biblical and materials on technology and media. It employs such methodological tools as descriptive and theological in discussing the subject at hand. It sets out first by briefly looking at the basic meaning of the church. In doing this, the researcher shares his own insights either conspicuously or concealedly. It then continues by highlighting what technology and media is and as well discuss how the church especially in Ghana can make use of them in these contemporary times. The study, through some biblical passages demonstrates that technology and media are part of God’s creation. However, since technology and media are products from human ingenuity and natural resources, they like other creation as Paul argues in the select passage (Romans 8:19-23), are also subject to the present corruption of the creation or the universe as a result of sin or futility. In other words, technology and media are not excluded from the effects of humanity’s fall into sin. They are also groaning from the pain of sin and wait eagerly for their redemption from the bondage of decay.

Keywords: church, technology, media,