Advice for the Pop Culturally Perplexed

from Apr 25, 2013 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Here’s an excerpt from Advice for the Pop Culturally Perplexed, Ted Turnau’s contribution to the April issue of Tabletalk.

We live in a world that is saturated with non-Christian popular culture, and many Christians don’t know how to respond. Some just enjoy it without giving it another thought. Some try to withdraw into a “holy huddle,” avoiding it to preserve their purity. Can we respond in a way that seeks to connect with our children and friends while at the same time guarding our hearts? I believe we can, but we must look past the surface of popular culture to see how it affects one’s worldview.

How does popular culture influence worldview? The best popular culture doesn’t preach or shout slogans. Rather, it engages our imaginations with its stories, images, and songs. It creates imaginative worlds for us to live in, even if just briefly…

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