“If Facebook were a country, it would be the THIRD LARGEST country in the world, BIGGER than the US and Indonesia.” (Wikipedia)
Movies, TV, radio, music, books, art, video games, and social media. These compose what we call popular culture. There is high culture and popular culture. Culture is everywhere. We are in it. It is around us. We make culture. And in many ways we are culture. As for popular culture, we have recent examples such as YouTube videos, Justin Beibermania, Rooster Cogburn in True Grit, Twilight drama, Facebook, and Jackson Pollock. Pop culture is everywhere. In a series of posts I want to address the following questions: What are we as Christians to do about popular culture? And, what does the Bible have to say about conversing with popular culture?
This post series will begin by addressing the Christian life with some cautions and mandates. After these posts are complete, we will apply what we have said toward two major contributors to popular culture: books and social media. In the meantime, get ready to learn! We won’t fully answer our questions in these posts. So let that be a mandate for you to continue working through in your life what to do about popular culture. Feel welcome to post questions in the comment sections or to bring them up in conversation with your friends.
This is one of my favorite topics to discuss. I hope you are eager to jump into this series of posts where we will learn, at least in part, what it means to live Christianly in the world context in which we live.
If you’re interested, click here to watch a YouTube video on the social media revolution of 2010.