(see posts below for context)
In answer to Aaron’s request, I’m starting a new topic that flows out of the comment thread on the previous post. The question is: what are some of the practical complexities of receiving, rejecting, and redeeming when it comes to our engagement with culture?
Matt is wrestling with whether “disengagement” is ever a gospel-centered purpose for watching movies. Aaron asks: “At what point is it ok to have some passive disengagement? Isn’t part of Sabbath un-plugging from your responsibilities… which might include taking in a college football game?” Then Aaron suggests that I start this current thread: “Let’s have a blog topic on how you engage something like a football game or Napoleon Dynamite in a gospel centered way. I know the gospel changes everything… but I would like to get real practical with that stuff. What is the frame of mind you go into the game/movie with? What should you be doing while you watch?”
Those are the questions for conversation. Hash it out. Hooley and Paul E, bring what you got, cause you are throwin’ some good heat. And I assume at some point Walker will jump in here and answer someone’s question with a question as only he can do.
Notes for further clarification:
That Kelly Clarkson chick is OK
You CAN like country music and be a Christian (y’all stop taking my humor so seriously)
Patrick, sorry for assuming you liked Kelly cause she’s cute. Aaron, sorry for dissing on pop music. Even though you’re just defending pop ’cause you’re a keyboard player. In 40 years when you’re playing the piano in the mall food court for a side job, pop is the only thing people will find familiar enough, so I see why you have to defend it now to protect your future employment options. 🙂
I will save my attack your subjectivist views of art for a future post.