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Technology and the Sermon

Presentation #1 Title

Technology and the Sermon

Presentation #1 Abstract

This session featured 4 presentations about how the landscape of preaching was affected by such technologies as cassette tapes, radio and television broadcasting, and the Internet.

At-A-Glance Bios- Presenter #1

Thomas Breimaier lectures in history and systematic theology at Spurgeon’s College in London. He completed a PhD in Ecclesiastical History at New College, University of Edinburgh, under the supervision of Steward J. Brown. His doctoral thesis was later published as Tethered to the Cross: The Life and Preaching of C. H. Spurgeon (IVP Academic, 2020). His research interests are primarily concerned with the history of evangelicalism, the interplay between Christianity and technology throughout history, and the history of biblical interpretation, particularly from the eighteenth century onwards. He was elected a Fellow in the Royal Historical Society in 2021.

At-A-Glance Bios- Presenter #2

William Skiles is Assistant Professor of History at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He earned a PhD in European History from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He teaches courses in Western Civilization, World History, and modern European History, including a course on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. His research focuses on Confessing Church preaching in Nazi Germany and the ministries of German pastors of Jewish descent. He is currently working on a manuscript, Preaching to Nazi Germany, under contract with Fortress Press.

At-A-Glance Bios- Presenter #3

Mark Ward Sr. is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Houston-Victoria. His research on American evangelical culture and media has been published in four books and more than thirty articles and essays. He is a winner of the Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award for The Electronic Church in the Digital Age (Praeger, 2016), David R. Maines Narrative Research Award, Digital Religion Research Award, and multiple Article of the Year awards from the Religious Communication Association. In 2018, he was named his institution’s scholar of the year. His broadcast experience ranges from local religious radio to national syndication.

At-A-Glance Bios- Presenter #4

Cipto Wardyo is a PhD student at Coventry University.

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Technology and the Sermon

This session featured 4 presentations about how the landscape of preaching was affected by such technologies as cassette tapes, radio and television broadcasting, and the Internet.