Roger Overton has made the official announcement:

The New Media Frontier: Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting for Christ will be published by Crossway Books in September 2008.

Roger Overton and John Mark Reynolds are the editors.

My contribution is an exploration of the negative side-effects of embracing new media. My title? “Three Cautions Amidst the Cheers: The Dangers of Uncritically Embracing New Media.”

It was, not surprisingly, a difficult chapter to write. How do you criticize new technology without sounding like a reactionist Luddite? I try and, I hope, succeed.

I’ll have updates here as the release date approaches, especially the link to buy it. Many thanks go out to Crossway for being willing to take a chance on a kid like me, and especially to Roger Overton, as his leadership and persistence was indispensable for making this book happen.

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.


  1. Woo Hoo! Congratulations.


  2. At long last. Congrats! (Is caution #1 “Because it threatens the publishing industry”?)


  3. Matthew Lee Anderson December 3, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks, both.

    Nope, Jim, that’s not #1, though it should be!

    The irony, though, of bloggers getting really excited about having their ideas approved by the ‘old media’ is not lost on me. : )


  4. It is amazing how the power of the written word is enhanced–in many people’s minds, at least–by its publication in the form a bound book that people can hold in their hands.

    Congratulations on your publication in a book.


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