About Drew Dixon

Drew is an editor at Christ and Pop Culture and editor-in-chief of Gamechurch.com. He is also a pastor, soccer coach, and writer. Drew also regularly writes for Think Christian, Bit Creature, and Paste Magazine. He has also written for Relevant Magazine. Follow him on Twitter @drewdixon82

2. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City: “The Difficulty of Believing in God in the Modern Age”

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All this week, the writers of Christ and Pop Culture unveil their 25 most loved things of 2013.  Previous #3: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire #2: Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City When I first heard Vampire Weekend's previous effort, Contra, I found it pretentious and indulgent. No matter how much friends of mine championed their music, I couldn't get over how cheap it all felt. Modern Vampires of the City still feels a little cheap: it asks huge questions and blows them off as bei … [Read more...]

22. Cart Life: “I Wanted to Make a Better Life” #CaPC25

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All this week, the writers of Christ and Pop Culture unveil their 25 most loved things of  2013.  Previous #23: Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart by Christena Cleveland#22: Cart Life (PC) I was too slow serving customers, I gave people incorrect change, and I didn't accurately calculate how long it would take me to get downtown for a court hearing in which my character was to argue for joint custody of her daughter. The list of things I did wrong in Cart Li … [Read more...]

Open Letters: Prideful, Presumptuous, and They Need to Stop

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Last week saw an upsurge in one of my least favorite types of writing, open letters. The occasion was Miley Cyrus' twerk-fest at MTV's Video Music Awards in which she danced provocatively in a nude-colored bikini, touched herself with a foam finger, and offered herself symbolically to Robin Thicke in a sexual gesture meant to shock. It wasn't a very good performance; the focus was on the spectacle of seeing the girl who used to perform as Hannah Montana shed off any last assemblages of … [Read more...]

Four Things Miley’s Twerking Tells Us

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Last night, Miley Cyrus performed with Robin Thicke at MTV's annual Video Music Awards, and everyone is abuzz over how provocative the performance was. (Earlier, Cyrus had said that she hoped to top Britney Spears and Madonna's infamous make-out session at the 2003 VMAs.) Overly sexualized performances are not a new concept and are certainly no stranger to the VMAs. Much like Spears and Madonna before her, Cyrus is now memorable because of the spectacle she caused. People will remember this p … [Read more...]

That SkyWire Thing Was Probably a Bad Idea: Invoking Jesus While Playing With Your Life

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Also See: Actually, That Skywire Thing Was Pretty Cool: More Than A Mere Stunt"You're looking good, Nik, whether you feel that way or not," Nik Wallenda's father, Terry Troffer, told him. "Take your time, it's all about you right now."While traversing the Little Colorado River Gorge on a tightrope, Nik Wallenda constantly uttered prayers to Jesus: "Thank you Jesus for this beautiful view... I command it with the authority of God in Jesus name...  praise you Jesus, thank you Jesus." Later … [Read more...]

Podcast #114: Drones, Filibusters, and Duck Dynasty

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Every week on the Christ and Pop Culture Podcast, various Christ and Pop Culture writers delve deeper into recent articles and address some of the bigger issues in popular culture. Click here to listen!This week, Christ and Pop Culture editors Drew Dixon and Brad Williams discuss drones and filibusters and debate the merifs of Duck Dynasty.We love feedback. If you’d like to respond, you can comment on the Web site or send an e-mail to christandpopculture@gmail.com. We’re also on  … [Read more...]

Podcast #112 The Future of Gaming and Refusing to Give Up Facebook

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Every week on the Christ and Pop Culture Podcast, various Christ and Pop Culture writers delve deeper into recent articles and address some of the bigger issues in popular culture. Click here to listen! This week, Christ and Pop Culture editors Drew Dixon and Brad Williams discuss the Playstation 4 and the cultural dilemma that is Facebook.We love feedback. If you’d like to respond, you can comment on the Web site or send an e-mail to christandpopculture@gmail.com. We’re also on Tw … [Read more...]

Podcast #110: Athletes for Jesus (Plus the actual Superbowl and Welfare)

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Every week, various Christ and Pop Culture writers delve deeper into recent articles and address some of the bigger issues in popular culture.Click Here to Listen!The podcast is back for the second week in a row! Christ and Pop Culture editors Drew Dixon and Brad Williams do one better than last week's hosts by discussing the ACTUAL Superbowl. They talk about how awkward watching the game can be, it's most interesting and disturbing commercials and the Evangelical obsession with … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Games of 2012

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The Christ and Pop Culture writers got together and hashed out our list of the best games we have played this year. Here’s what we came up with.1) Papo & YoGiven the most popular AAA videogames' penchant for jingoism and violence, it is easy to write them off as juvenile power fantasies. Papo & Yo, however is a fantasy of an entirely different fold, one that aptly demonstrates how controlling an avatar can be an exercise in empathy. Vander Caballero, creative director of Papo … [Read more...]

On Religious Videogames and “El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron”

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, while far from 2011's most popular game, was one of last year's most important games. I say this because it was one of the first games that took seriously the idea of a holy God (a God who is all-powerful and all-knowing). Consequently, I was encouraged to see our very own Richard Clark starting a series of articles on the game.In the first of four articles, Richard begins by discussing the lack of spiritual games from Western developers: Religious … [Read more...]


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