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The Culturally Savvy Christian

June 14, 2007

Several weeks ago I read the first chapter of The Culturally Savvy Christian: A Manifesto for Deepening Faith and Enriching Popular Culture in an Age of Christianity-Lite, by Dick Staub and was pleasantly surprised.  Staub is a professor and pop culture officianado; however, his work is not just another proof-texting of popular culture for theological ideas and agendas. Instead, Staub calls us deeper into cultural analysis and critique, praising what is good, rejecting what is bad. Calling ultra-conservatives out of their cultural cocoons, uncritical evangelicals out of complacency, and aggressive fundamentalists away from combative cultural engagement, Staub charts a course for a very thoughtful, very honest, very redemptive approach to engaging culture.

See a series of Utube interviews with Staub here.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Dick Staub permalink
    June 28, 2007 1:24 pm

    Thanks for “getting it” about what I am saying in the Culturally Savvy Christian. Your summary is accurate and a real encouragement! May your numbers multiply!

  2. June 28, 2007 2:06 pm

    Certainly! I have very similar writing interest, though leans more towards the theological basis for cultural engagement. How’d you find me?!

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