All God's Children & Blue Suede Shoes (Turning Point Christian Worldview Series)
Every generation faces unique challenges.
The first-century Church had Caesar’s lions and the Colosseum. And, while it might seem like an unlikely comparison, the challenge of living with popular culture may well be as serious as persecution was for the saints of old.
Today we witness the tremendous power of pop culture to set the pace and priorities of our lives. We si...more
-Our culture is headed downward and Christians have just acc ...more
Appraises pop culture as analogous in spiritual danger and temptation as the fires of persecution (!). While maintaining that Christians may participate in said culture so long as they are not moved by the idols which animate it (Citing 1 Corinthians 10). ...more
Several items of note: His chapter on the restlessness of pop culture was excellent and even more timely now th ...more
I wish I had read this book third years ago. Better late than never, though, right?
The author’s conclusion that it’s okay to enjoy some pop culture as long as it doesn’t become an idol could be said of anything or anyone other than God - so there simply isn’t anything groundbreaking here.
What there is instead is a steady worship of high culture (i.e. that which we received from Western Europe) over and against anything perceived as less worthy (especially if it c ...more
Just one example of a flaw I saw.
He also adds Paul's ...more
If that makes sense.
Anyway, I can't say I recommend it, but I do appreciate the heart of it. Read, watch, and listen to things that will bring you closer to God and the person He's call ...more
Also, the High/Folk/Pop cult ...more
A total listening time of 6 hrs and 55 mins but after 2 hrs and 30 mins that was all I needed, nothing more, no thanks. There was nothing that I wasn't already aware of, nothing new at all, no new information. Myers does well in pointing out in how our culture and society has deteriorated over time and what we've done to cause it to be this way, BUT, there's no solution(s) that are given whatsoever. It became depressing after awhile and I was like, ...more
Meyers' book suggests that rather than a) avoid ...more
We’ve often heard the importance of staying separate from the world, but identifying what the world actually is is very difficult. What is it and how does it affect my worldview? Myers takes us through the history of culture and thought, and I find it extremely helpful as I evaluate my own heart and the flaws that Christians are falling into. If you’re seeking Godly insight and wisdom on how to think about culture, music, TV, and other forms of popular culture, this book will ...more
I have come away thinking harder about pop-culture and I’m thankful for that.
I think I have also come away more sympathetic but not necessarily convinced by his practical guidance.
Something worth reading, despite it being dated.