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 …
Dr. Ted Turnau is a lecturer in cultural and religious studies at Anglo-American University and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He is the author of Popologetics: Popular Culture in Christian Perspective.