The Culturally Savvy Christian : A Manifesto for Deepening Faith and Enriching Popular Culture in an Age of Christianity-Lite Paperback / softback
by Dick Staub
In The Culturally Savvy Christian --his incisive critique of contemporary culture and religion--Dick Staub concludes that though it is influential, American popular culture is generally superficial (diversionary, mindless, and celebrity-driven) spiritually delusional (moralistic, therapeutic, and deistic) and soulless (sustained not by art, craft, and ideas, but by the mad pursuit of profit--propped up by marketing and technology).
Similarly American Christianity has devolved into its own mindless, diversionary, and celebrity-driven superficiality. Because humans are created in God's image with spiritual, intellectual, creative, moral, and relational capacities, we long for more, yet the true seeker faces the lose-lose alternatives of a soul-numbing culture and a vacuous Christianity-lite.
The renaissance we need in both faith and culture will originate in a deep spiritual renewal that restores God's image in us and creates a new breed of culturally savvy, thoughtful creatives who rekindle the spiritual, intellectual, and creative legacy of Christians as enrichers of culture.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/08/2008
- Category: Christian social thought & activity
- ISBN: 9780470344033