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Thinking About Pop Culture

The Everyday Faith eSeries

Edited by R. Paul Stevens and Robert Banks

Thinking About Pop Culture
  • Formats: pdf
  • Published: August 26, 2004
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-4975-8
  • Item Code: 4975

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How should you read a newspaper?

What is the purpose and place of sports in Christian life?

How can you decide what to watch on TV?

Are computer games "dangerous"?

Is there a Christian way to use humor?

Christians often profess that Jesus is Lord over all of life. Yet it isn't always easy to relate Christianity to your day-to-day activities and concerns--especially amid the challenges and confusion of popular culture!

R. Paul Stevens and Robert Banks, editors of The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity on which this Everyday Faith eSeries title is based, believe Christian truth is for the routines and not just the crises of life. From computer games and sports to newspapers and music, their collection of eighteen thought-provoking essays will guide you in bringing your faith to bear on issues of popular culture.

Whether you read from beginning to end or dip into the articles that interest you most, you'll gain insight on how Christian faith can guide, illuminate and energize your daily life.


Computer Games
Home Video
Mass Media
Music, Christian
Virtual Reality


R. Paul Stevens is professor emeritus of marketplace theology and leadership at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, and a marketplace ministry mentor. He has worked as a carpenter and businessman, and served as the pastor of an inner-city church in Montreal. He has written many books and Bible studies, including Doing God's Business, Work Matters, Marriage Spirituality, The Other Six Days, and Spiritual Gifts. He is coauthor (with Pete Hammond and Todd Svanoe) of The Marketplace Annotated Bibliography.

For more on Stevens's work as a marketplace ministry mentor, visit

Robert J. Banks is senior research and development fellow in the Centre for the History of Christian Thought & Experience at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Formerly he served as executive director of the De Pree Leadership Center and was Homer L. Goddard Professor of the Ministry of the Laity, both at Fuller Theological Seminary. Some of his books include Paul's Idea of Community and Reviewing Leadership, and with his wife he is coauthor of the Bible studies Going to Work with God and The Wonderful World of Narnia. His IVP books include The Tyranny of Time, The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity, and Thoughtful Parenting.

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