As one Facebook acquaintance put it, there’s a decent, thoughtful article somewhere in this recent Mere Orthodoxy piece by Brad East. However, it’s hampered by (among other things) a too-narrow definition of what constitutes pop culture. East mentions reading, cooking, and board games as alternatives to pop culture without seeming to realize that those activities are pop culture, as well. I’m all for responsible pop culture consumption within the dictates of conscience, but let’s make sure we first realize that pop culture is far deeper, broader, and more ubiquitous than we might realize.
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