Are Christian Moviegoers Just “Cattle”?

It’s exciting when we see Christians engaging popular culture and demonstrating discernment.

We are called to “wise as serpents, and innocent as doves,” right?

But when we start behaving like cattle… following whatever is marketed to us, going to see whatever our pastors have been convinced to promote, trusting advertising instead of using our heads… that’s when cultural “engagement” becomes cultural enslavement.

Check out Peter T. Chattaway’s latest post.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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