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Popular Culture in Christian Perspective

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Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781596383890
Publication Date 04/27/12

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It’s everywhere . . . all around us . . . so widespread it’s like part of the air we breathe. Some people love it, some people hate it, and some just try to shrug it off or pretend it’s not there. But, like it or not, notice it or not, popular culture plays a huge role in our day-to-day lives, often influencing the way we think and see the world.

Some people respond by trying to pull away from it altogether, and some accept it without question as a blessing. But Ted Turnau reminds us that the issue is not so black-and-white. Popular culture, like any other facet of society, is a messy mixture of both grace and idolatry, and it deserves our serious attention and discernment.

Learn how to approach popular culture wisely, separating its gems of grace from its temptations toward idolatry, and practice some popologetics to be an influence of your own.


“Ted Turnau does a great service toward helping Christians engage their culture with both conviction and open-mindedness . . . and offers excellent practical application for how to both appreciate pop culture and fairly critique it.”

—Brian Godawa, Hollywood Screenwriter, Author of Hollywood Worldviews

“This is one of the freshest and most original books I have read in ages. . . . A fine blend of worldview apologetics and cutting-edge cultural analysis. . . . I thoroughly commend it.”

Richard M. Cunningham, CEO, Intervarsity UK

“Turnau recognizes the vitality of popular culture and knows that because God has spoken in Scripture we have a plumb line by which to uncover the idolatries that seek to seduce us away from the truth.”

Denis D. Haack, Director, Ransom Fellowship

 “A tour-de-force. Written incisively, with appropriate humor, and especially using up-to-date examples from the field of popular culture . . . there is nothing remotely like it in print today. I recommend it enthusiastically."

William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary


The Author

Ted Turnau

Ted Turnau

Ted Turnau (MDiv, DApol, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a teaching fellow at the International Institute for Christian Studies. He currently teaches cultural and religious studies at Anglo-American University in Prague and cultural studies at the Social Science Faculty of Charles University.

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