Living as a Christian in an Age of Mass Media – Dr. Adam Stewart
REGISTER to join us on October 26, 2023 for a presentation from Crandall University Sociology Professor Dr. Adam Stewart.
Media is everywhere in our society – on our phones, computers, public transit, TVs, sound systems and theatres. Often the “meta message” of these media exposures is life without God. How can we counteract these disparate voices that are so contrary to faith in Christ and even to joyful living? Is the answer to disconnect completely or to “go with the flow”? This workshop will help us to identify the various voices we allow into our consciousness each day and develop strategies to discern which voices are constructive and which are destructive to the life we want to live. There will be a special discussion on the effect of media messages on the behaviour of children and adolescents and on patient treatment requests.
Adam Stewart is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick. He holds a PhD specializing in the study of religious diversity and the sociology of religion from the University of Waterloo. He has also earned two bachelor’s degrees and two master’s degrees in the areas of information science, religious studies, and theology from Master’s College and Seminary, the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Western University. Adam is the author of The New Canadian Pentecostals (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015), editor of Handbook of Pentecostal Christianity (Cornell University Press, 2012), and more than 150 articles, book chapters, reference work entries, reviews, reports, and other papers. He is currently on a one-year sabbatical during which time he is writing a book on how to study and teach sociology from a Christian perspective. Adam was raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, has been married to Rebecca—who is originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario—since 2003, and has three children, Alasdair (14), Xavier (7), and Marcail (5).