The Medium of Internet Vlogging Can Be a Useful Tool in Communicating the Faith to Teens and Young Adults
Martin Luther translated the Bible into German in 1534. He did this to connect the Bible with his people in a way they could understand. Since then, the Lutheran church has placed a high priority on connecting with people in ways they can easily understand. Vlogging (video blogging), specifically through the website YouTube, has grown exponentially into one of the most used communication methods on the internet over the past decade particularly for those under the age of 25, but many congregations across the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod are not leveraging this medium. This thesis will examine the state of internet video use in WELS, the reasons for using such a medium, best practices in creating a faith-building vlog, and how such a vlog could be used to teach the faith to teens and young adults.