The second phase of the Writers’ Workshop ttiled ‘The Mighty Keyboard’, which has been organized by the Communication Department of the Church of South India, was inaugurated at the CSI Synod Centre in Chennai on the 7th June 2019. Rev. Dr. John Samuel Ponnusamy, the Principal of the Gurukul Lutheran Theological College in Chennai who is an eminent Old Testament Scholar delivered the keynote address.
Rev. Shibin Varghese, a research scholar, spoke on “To Fetter or Free? Exploring Biblical Writing”. Prof. J. E. Kunnath (Dept. of English, CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala) took the class on the writing on Social Media under the title “The Cyber Scribes”. The last session on the day was by Mr. Steve Kunnath on Writing for the Stage and the session was titled “As You Write It”.
There are sixty potential writers from the 24 dioceses of the CSI, who are from all the five southern states of South India.
This workshop is organised on a concept that being an Indian church, the communication tools, forms and practices of the Church of South India aim at a radical, indigenous, and identifying with the marginalized, fine-tuned with the changing times, and making more bridges and harmony that will form missional congregations. When the Church of South India uses her communication tools and activities, she is not only touching the lives of her congregation members, who form a massive 4.5 million people but also to the social matrix of five southern states of India as well as Jaffna in Sri Lanka.