Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”  Romans 12:2 NIV

“It’s possible to understand pop culture using a biblically informed mind and it doesn’t lessen the appreciation but increases it. I used to think that if you started to think about culture Christianly it would either adversely affect your faith or adversely affect your enjoyment of culture. Now I see that it can make your faith more robust and useful and can also deepen your love of culture. We make culture because we are made by God, and however defiant and atheistic people are they cannot shake off the divine image. I would like the book to lead Christians in confidently contributing to the ongoing discussions about culture and within culture.”
Popcultured author Steve Turner.

What does it mean to be faithful Christians in a pop culture world? How do we think Christianly about celebrity and leisure? Some Christians try to abstain from “worldly” pursuits, while others consume culture indiscriminately, assuming it has little effect on them. But if Christ is Lord of all of life, then there ought to be Christian ways to engage with and appreciate popular culture.

Steve Turner has spent his career chronicling and interviewing people from the worlds of music, film, television, fashion, art and literature. Now he provides an insider’s guide to a wide range of entertainment pursuits, with biblical frameworks for understanding pop culture genres and artifacts. Turner explores

  • how movies use redemptive narratives and parables
  • ways journalistic headlines convey worldview assumptions
  • differences between famous people in the past and celebrities today
  • what ideas are communicated through clothing and fashion design
  • how technology changes our sense of what is real
  • and much more

God entrusts culture to us and gives us the ability to critique it, enjoy it and create it. This book will help you become a better cultural critic, consumer and creator.

Listen to Dr. Bill’s insightful interview with Steve Turner:

Popculture and Christianity

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