Faith and Pop Culture

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The Christianity Today Study Series delves into today's vital cultural issues to get to the heart of what these topics mean to readers.

Each eight-week study is based on articles written by today's leading Christian authors and published by Christianity Today magazines. These remarkable studies foster deep, authentic, and relevant discussion that will challenge and grow any small group

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Overview

The Christianity Today Study Series delves into today's vital cultural issues to get to the heart of what these topics mean to readers.

Each eight-week study is based on articles written by today's leading Christian authors and published by Christianity Today magazines. These remarkable studies foster deep, authentic, and relevant discussion that will challenge and grow any small group

Good Entertainment takes on a variety of topics, including:

  • The intersection of Christian faith and pop culture entertainment (for example, literature, movies/TV, andmusic)
  • How God can speak to us through the arts, even though it seems much of today's media messages are largely amoral
  • How Christians should deal with and discern between entertainment that is meaningful and appropriate and entertainment that is destructive and should be avoided
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418534097
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/3/2009
  • Series: Christianity Today Study Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Christianity Today International (CTI) initially focused on providing pastors with a strong energetic voice of evangelical leadership. CTI now serves the global church with resources designed to meet the needs of both Christian leaders and laity—adults, youth, and families.

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  • Posted April 5, 2009

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    Thought-provoking study

    Thomas Nelson has a new study in the Christianity Today Study Series called Faith and Pop Culture. Eight lessons are included regarding a variety of cultural issues such as art, television, literature, violence, sports, and movies.

    As Christians we may often ask ourselves how we are to respond to our culture where we are constantly surrounded with all sorts of entertainment. This is a question I've pondered myself as I see others around me involved with entertainment not centered on Christian values. Is it okay to watch the latest movie or read the newest book just because it's the rage of everyone around us? Where do we draw the line? What is acceptable entertainment for Christians? The study also discusses Christians in Hollywood and what things they should do to be lights to others in their world. Many thought-provoking questions are discussed.

    This is an excellent study to do with a small group. I liked the easy-to-follow format of the study. Each lesson has a brief introduction followed by an article on the topic. Then there are questions to discuss together. I enjoyed reading the articles and scripture passages and then asking myself the questions. It would be interesting to hear others' feedback and opinions regarding these topics. This seems to be a good value for the money as well.

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  • Posted April 4, 2009

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    A little Lacking.

    This is great for a beginning group leader. It has wonderful details and decussions, but it feels a little lacking to me. It seems like the only refrences they use are the ones they write. It can be a useful tool for youth leaders of small groups that are just starting out. I think this would be great if it were taken a little deeper, but still a great tool for showing our children what do enjoy and what to avoid in entertainment.

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  • Posted April 3, 2009

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    Pretty Straightforward

    This is the only guide in this series I've read, and it's pretty straight forward. I did feel like it explained Biblical principles as it pertains to contemporary, secular entertainment genres.

    I took a few stars off because it seems like the only reference material the authors provided beyond bible quotes were Christianity Today articles that were published previously.

    I feel like the book would help a small group that may not have the most advanced leader- it explains ways to handle the break away questions and instructions on "homework".

    All in all, a good guide.

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