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
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
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
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
Myers has strong critiques for the 1960's and states that the problem ...more
The sweeping concern of this book is the impact the negative sensibilities that popular culture instills in those that adhere to it. Myers shows that the old adage "The medium is the message" is in many ways true. One of the most astounding things Myers says is that if all the content of popular culture was to be thoroughly Christian in its content it would still be very dangerous for Christians. This is because the sensibilities that popular culture encourages are sensib ...more
I don't mean to say, however, that there aren't other books on popular culture (there sure are), nor even that there aren't other books on pop culture from a Christian perspective (there are). But many "Christian" treatments on this difficult subject swing to opposite ends of the pendulum. One extreme condemns popular culture altogether, although its driving motive to encourage holiness among God's people is laudable. The other extreme is basically accepting ...more
The early second of the book contain a lot of the history of pop culture, and while quite interesting, it was the latter half of the book that was most captivating to me.
Born in the mid-60s, raised through the 70s with TV, and becoming hoo ...more