Blogs Faculty - David Balzer

Recent book reviews published – Taking pop culture seriously

The MB Herald asked me to review two books recently.  Both authors are compelled to help us think Christianly about culture – particularly culture that is made possible by electricity.  Turner investigates the broader expressions of leisure activity such as film, fashion, comedy, and photography, while Schuurman focuses specifically on computer technology. They both reject a kind of Luddite cultural separatism, and then elaborate what it means to consume, create, and critique culture as a biblically-rooted experience.

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