Monday, June 27, 2011

Framing the Problem of Evil in Animation

Want help framing and responding to the problem of evil? Here are two animations that could help.

The shorter version (1 min, 46 sec):

And a bit longer response (3:10)


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Debunking Teen Media Myths

Just received the latest Research Brief from the Center for Media Research. Helpful summary. Includes stats like:
Out-Text All Other Age Groups: In Q1 2011, teens 13-17 sent an average of 3,364 mobile texts per month, more than doubling the rate of the next most active texting demo, 18-24 year olds (1,640 texts per month)
What does that say about the next generation of freshmen classes? We have to keep figuring out how to better leverage texting in campus ministry!

A couple of "myths" it debunks are:
Teens are NOT abandoning TV for new media: In fact, they watch more TV than ever, up 6% over the past five years in the U.S.
Teens love the Internet...but spend far less time browsing than adults: Teens spend 11 hours and 32 minutes per month online-far below the average of 29 hours and 15 minutes.
Teens watch less online video than most adults, but the ads are highly engaging to them: Teens spend 35% less time watching online video than adults 25-34, but recall ads better when watching TV shows online than they do on television.
Not sure what those mean for ministry, but thought it interesting. Thots?