What is a Healthy Cultural Diet

I’m curious. What do you guys think is a healthy cultural diet? By that I mean: approximately how much time do you think should be spent in various mediums? And should we distinguish between genres? 

For instance:

  • How often should one read? Should one read non-fiction more than fiction? Should one impose a limit on reading or can you never read too much?
  • What about the lesser-esteemed mediums: TV, Video Games, etc. Should one attempt to deliberately spend less time doing those or is it all about how and what you watch or play?
  • Do you indulge in guilty pleasures? If so, do you feel you have to balance these things out with more substatial or edifying things?
  • Would you characterize the answers to these questions as hard and fast rules, or general guidelines?

About Richard Clark

Richard H. Clark is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Christ and Pop Culture. He has a Master of Arts in Theology and the Arts from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Louisville, Ky. He is also the managing editor of Gamechurch and a freelance writer for Unwinnable, Paste, and other outlets.
E-mail: clarkrichardh [at] gmail [dot] com.
Twitter: @deadyetliving


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