Thursday, March 26, 2009

Faith and Pop Culture

From the Christianity Today Study Series comes Faith and Pop Culture, asking the question, “Can we find Jesus in popular entertainment?” This is an eight-week study course perfect for your small group or Sunday school class. It starts with a group discussion of your favorite movies and then starts tackling the issues. Chapter two deals with literature and again has a discussion question asking the group members to share their favorite books and why they enjoy them. From there we move on to “Finding God in Sports” which I am completely unable to relate to…lol so I just skipped that part

The next two areas discussed are Television and “Cover Your Eyes” which I feel go hand in hand.

This book does a stellar job of gently approaching topics that can easily become controversial in Christian circles. If the group leader approaches this the right way he/she will be able to maintain a peaceful discussion but should also be careful to keep the group focused, as these types of discussions can quickly turn into arguments about personal conviction and what is right vs. what is wrong.

It’s a good idea to know what is going on in the entertainment world around us since most people in our culture look to it as the norm. We must learn to be the salt and light to those around us and this book is a great tool for churches and independent study.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW! I'd love to see this presented at our church, maybe in a small groups forum. I am very thankful for DVD's , old movie channels, and old sitcom channels. Our TV viewing is becoming less and less each year...and I think thats a good thing!

Have a blessed day!
Ruth, PA