Harnessing the power of media

Seminar to address use of media in a Christian context

A three-part seminar on media choices and media literacy will be presented by Lynelle Ellis, director of the Center for Media Ministry at Walla Walla University, on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church in College Place, Wash.

In the context of communication theory and biblical principles, Ellis will explore topics such as media choices by families and individuals in the context of Christianity, the use of media in the growth of Christian spirituality, and discernment in media consumption.

The seminar will include:
• a presentation titled “Understanding the Power of Media,”
• a panel discussion titled “How Should Christians Relate to Visual Media?,” and
• an interactive session titled “Media in the Home?: Practical Tips,” which will offer ideas for growing spiritually healthy families in a heavily mediated world.

Ellis is an associate professor of communication at WWU. She has a master’s degree in communication ministry from Spring Arbor University and a doctorate in communication from Regent University. She was station manager for Blue Mountain Television in College Place from 1990 to 1997 and from 1999 to 2005. She taught journalism and communication at Southern Adventist University from 2009 to 2015. Ellis also teaches classes for the WWU master of arts degree in media ministry.

The seminar is sponsored by the Center for Media Ministry at WWU and the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church. All sessions are free and open to the public. The Village Church is located at 715 SE 12th St., College Place, Wash.

Posted Feb. 2, 2016

The three-hour seminar will address topics such as how consumers of media can be intentional about their choices.
Lynelle Ellis, WWU associate professor of communication, will present three one-hour sessions on Saturday, Feb. 20, beginning at 3 p.m.