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Pop Goes the Church: Should the Church Engage Pop Culture?

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How relevant is today's church in our culture? Does it do an effective job of reaching out to people in the language of their lives, or does it expect them to understand the church as it's presented? How many of us would even consider inviting an "unchurched" friend to church with us? Sadly, in many cases the local church struggles to be relevant in the world around it. People have questions about God, but they're not going to church for answers because the church seems to be answering questions no one is asking.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979017490
  • Publisher: Power Publishing IN
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Stevens is the author of four church-resource-related books, including his Simply Strategic series. He has also published articles in several publications including Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox, REV Magazine, Collide Magazine, and more, as well as writing his blog with more than 1200 subscribers and 8000+ unique visitors each month. He is one of the founders of WiredChurches, whose mission is to equip churches for future generations. Tim is the executive pastor at Granger Community Church where he has assisted in the church's growth from 400 to more than 4000 in weekly attendance, and he has been in full-time ministry for over 20 years.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     7
Foreword     10
Introduction     13
"Molly, Your Church Sucks!"     23
Lost in Translation     41
Why Pop Culture Is So Popular     53
A Tale of Five Churches     65
Linkin Park Sings. God Speaks     83
Finding God in Pop Culture Is Easier Than You Think     95
Scratch People Where They Itch     109
I'm Not a Theologian, But...     123
Create a Little Buzz     137
The Beatles and Desperate Housewives Go to Church     147
Let's Get it Started     159
Twenty Churches. Twenty Stories     177
So That...     221
Stuff to Read, Click, View and Check Out     227
Endnotes     241
About the Author     249

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