Saturday, September 03, 2011

How should Christians engage attacks from popular culture?

From beach novels (The Da Vinci Code) to art photography (Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ") to music videos (Lady Gaga's "Alejandro") to video games, Christian outrage and criticism have lifted numerous works up from obscurity—and made household names of their creators. It's time to reassess.

In our pop-cultural world, getting noticed is by far the most difficult feat. One easy way for an author to break out is to offend Christians—easier, apparently, than writing something beautiful or profound. The video-game maker Electronic Arts even staged a faux Christian protest at a convention to promote its game based on Dante's Inferno. Apparently if Christians hate it, it must be worth a look. To read more, click here.

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