Skip the rest of bookThe idea "That God Created Everything And Therefore All "God created everything and therefore all popular *culture reflects his is faulty god certainly *reflects His creation is faulty God certainly all the raw materials but He didn t specifically create what people have done with those raw materials Many things in pop culture if not most show a disregard of God s creation and emphasize trash for the sake of making money This book tries to save all of those things claiming that any film TV show book or musical recording can prove God s handiwork Nice thought but it s an intellectual exercise not reality This line of thinking ends p praising trash for minute moments of light instead of calling it the trash it is It also completely avoids the rare small popular culture projects that do spread God s true light to instead focus on the big name secular entertainment showsThe author shoves down our throat over and over the idea that pop culture should be considered art Wrong It s entertainment for the purpose of making money The author also tries to see God in movies like Pretty Woman Brokeback Mountain. Homer Simpson and he speaks with historical depth and expertise on films from Casablanca to Crash and music from Bruce Springsteen to U2Romanowski's confessional approach affirms a role for popular culture in faithful living Practical analytical approaches to content ,
And other R rated fare It s wrong headed and shows a mediocre sin accepting approach to who God is and what He creates God created chickens but if a chef makes a bad chicken Kiev that gives people food poisoning it says absolutely nothing about creation a Reformed approach may be to thank God for the chicken no matter how bad the dish tastes or how many people got sick but it actually makes a bit of a mockery of what the Bible means by God creating the earth and putting man over it This theology praises the misuse of creation Most of the movies and TV shows mentioned in
the book have only slivers of anything that reflects God and tobook have only slivers of anything that reflects God and to those means people are being fed a lot of bad chickenSo the book fails on all accounts as theology as cultural analysis and as trying to find God in popular culture The author does ote critics of this type of flawed thinking and often those critics are right than he gives them credit for Maybe the author should listen to others in the Christian community instead of spouting his narrow and blind denominational approach. Eaning and artistic style offer the tools to *participate responsibly and imaginatively in popular cultural activities An engaging read this new edition introduces students and *responsibly and imaginatively in popular cultural activities An engaging read this new edition introduces students and readers to popular culture one of the most influential forces in contemporary socie.
Download Eyes Wide Open rev exp ed Looking for God in Popular CultureI thought a lot of the points made in
book were good but was also far too many drawn out examples and sometimes the points were a little too self explanatory Neato Looking to level your faith with your culture Try this one on for size I liked how this book gave ways of analyzing and interpreting different pieces of popular culture namely movies from a Christian perspective But when it got to specific issues the author began beating certain things to death like excessive criticisms of depictions of gender roles and violence but offering little to no explanations of proper views A good read but a little dense in places it doesn *T Need To Be Great *need to be Great with a call to thinking This nconvincing book over analyzes popular culture mostly movies as being all part of God s creation and made in God s image The author not only makes few good logical points but writes in a style that often connects Graveyard Shift unrelated examples to a conclusion that s not obvious or well stated Thankfully there are chapter summaries at the end of each just read through those and. Grounded in Christian principles this accessible and engaging book offers an informed and fascinating approach to popular culture William D Romanowski provides affectionate yet astute analysis of familiar well loved movies and television characters from Indiana Jones to.This Book Were Good But