The new frontline for religious debate is YouTube

Magazine article in Premier Christianity

Have you seen Ryan? He’s the nine-year-old who makes US$26 million a year reviewing toys on YouTube (check out “Ryan’s World”).

But, for those of us a LOT older than Ryan, YouTube is a bewildering place. It’s fantastic that churches have gone online in the past year, many on YouTube, but have you noticed all those other videos surrounding church services? It’s here that people get their thinking.

To ignore YouTube would be like a 16th-century believer saying, “let’s not bother with the printing press”

And YouTube is enormous. It’s the world’s second most popular website with 500 hours of video uploaded every minute, billions of users, and 37 million channels. It has a greater reach than any TV or radio network in history. To most of us, these numbers are incomprehensible. We simply don’t know what to make of them. But, as well as cute cats and laughing babies, YouTube has become a place of genuine debate, and, increasingly for the church, nimble new ministries.

This article will help you understand it:

Chris’s article: YouTube is the new frontline for religious debate

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Article appears in the May 2021 edition of Christianity Magazine under the title “Would Paul have been a YouTube star?”
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3 years ago

I really enjoyed reading this. It is amazing Chris!! 

Lester Barr
Lester Barr
3 years ago

This is article is Excellent! Very well written, and deserving of a wide audience.
Would make a good TED talk! .…or YouTube clip at least!!

Sunil Raheja
3 years ago

Thank you Chris for this really helpful article