All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture

All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture

Paperback Turning Point Christian Worldview Series

By (author) Ken Myers, Series edited by Marvin N. Olasky

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  • Publisher: CROSSWAY BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 15mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Wheaton, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0891075380
  • ISBN 13: 9780891075387
  • Sales rank: 855,252

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Where did popular culture come from? Why is it the way it is? How does it influence Americans in general and Christians in particular? Ken Myers provides fascinating answers to these questions. He sees pop culture as a culture of diversion, preventing people from asking questions about their origin and destiny and about the meaning of life. Two aspects stand out--a quest for novelty and a desire for instant gratification. In addition, this culture offers something very appealing--the illusion that you set your own standards, you can choose, you are the master of your fate, you deserve a break, you're worth it.

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KENNETH A. MYERS is director of Mars Hill Audio, an organization devoted to helping Christians think wisely about modern culture through a variety of audio resources. Prior to that, he was a producer and editor for National Public Radio and the executive editor of Eternity magazine. Myers is a graduate of the University of Maryland and of Westminster Theological Seminary. He is married and has two children, and lives in central Virginia. Marvin Olasky (PhD, American Culture, University of Michigan) is the editor-in-chief of World Magazine. He has been interviewed numerous times by the national media as the developer of the concepts of compassionate conservatism and biblically objective journalism and is the author of twenty books.