RetroPost: The Dangers of Video Games

In RetroPost, we feature a post from at least one year ago (ancient in pop culture time). The posts are featured because they have some relevance to current happenings, because they are timeless in nature and speak to a relevant issue, or because we plan on providing a follow-up in an upcoming post. This Week: In our recent poll (which is still open and susceptible to swaying), most of you said you loved video games. This means that many of you are like me: desperate to defend your favorite … [Read more...]

RetroPost – Grand Theft Auto IV: Boycott or Buy?

In RetroPost, we feature a post from at least one year ago (ancient in pop culture time). The posts are featured because they have some relevance to current happenings, because they are timeless in nature and speak to a relevant issue, or because we plan on providing a follow-up in an upcoming post.This Week: You would think that, after more than a year, people would stop talking about Grand Theft Auto IV. That would be true if it weren't for the latest downloadable content that adds an extra … [Read more...]

RetroPost: The Dangers of Television

In RetroPost, we feature a post from at least one year ago (ancient in pop culture time). The posts are featured because they have some relevance to current happenings, because they are timeless in nature and speak to a relevant issue, or because we plan on providing a follow-up in an upcoming post.This Week: The big networks just announced their new Fall schedules, including which shows will be canceled and which are picked up. In the meantime, season finales are dominating schedules and … [Read more...]

RetroPost: Why Should Jim and Pam Marry?

In RetroPost, we feature a post from at least one year ago (ancient in pop culture time). The posts are featured because they have some relevance to current happenings, because they are timeless in nature and speak to a relevant issue, or because we plan on providing a follow-up in an upcoming post.This Week: With the Office season finale tommorow and [SPOILER ALERT!] Jim and Pam talking about getting married, it's an exciting time for Office fans. Then again, says David Dunham, while a … [Read more...]

RetroPost: What Do We Truly Like About American Idol?

In RetroPost, we feature a post from at least one year ago (ancient in pop culture time). The posts are featured because they have some relevance to current happenings, because they are timeless in nature and speak to a relevant issue, or because we plan on providing a follow-up in an upcoming post.This Week: With all this commotion about Susan Boyle, as well as American Idol reaching its inevitable climax, we thought it would be helpful to think again about why exactly we enjoy this stuff. … [Read more...]

RetroPost: Has Bill O'Reilly Overstayed His Welcome?

In RetroPost, we feature a post from at least one year ago (ancient in pop culture time). The posts are featured because they have some relevance to current happenings, because they are timeless in nature and speak to a relevant issue, or because we plan on providing a follow-up in an upcoming post.This Week: In April of last year, the 24-hour news cycle had a lot of problems. Not a lot has changed. In fact, since the recession has become official and Obama has entered office, 24-hour news … [Read more...]

RetroPost: Christians and March Madness

In RetroPost, we feature a post from at least one year ago (ancient in pop culture time). The posts are featured because they have some relevance to current happenings, because they are timeless in nature and speak to a relevant issue, or because we plan on providing a follow-up in an upcoming post.This Week: A year ago, Ben Bartlett addressed why we enjoy March Madness as well as some considerations Christians should have about the tournament season.Each year, March Madness is a staple of … [Read more...]

RetroPost: An Obsession with Opinion

In RetroPost, we feature a post from at least one year ago (ancient in pop culture time). The posts are featured because they have some relevance to current happenings, because they are timeless in nature and speak to a relevant issue, or because we plan on providing a follow-up in an upcoming post.This Week: On this day last year, the debate was over whether or not our country was in the midst of a recession. Three quarters believed it to be so. Today pretty much everyone acknowledges this … [Read more...]

RetroPost: Sea-World’s Sentimental Secret

In RetroPost, we feature a post from at least one year ago (ancient in pop culture time). The posts are featured because they have some relevance to current happenings, because they are timeless in nature and speak to a relevant issue, or because we plan on providing a follow-up in an upcoming post.This Week: With Spring Break basically here and summer fast approaching, many of us will be taking vacations very soon. Some of us will go home to visit loved ones. Others will visit theme parks … [Read more...]

Looking Forward: Politics in 2009

Many Christians remain on the defensive in response to the culture around them, pointing out dangers and condemning anything that makes us uncomfortable. We find warning and condemnation to be a valid position, but not a valid default position. In order to demonstrate an alternative, we thought we’d demonstrate what it’s like to give popular culture the benefit of the doubt.All this week, the writers at Christ and Pop Culture will be playing the role of evangelist for some of the things we’re mos … [Read more...]


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