I’m previewing a new book that Tim Stevens is writing called Pop Goes The Church. I actually will finish it by the end of the day tomorrow. It’s gripping me and although it disturbs me where we are as a society, he does an excellent job of laying a foundation for the reality of influence popular culture has on each succeeding generation. This isn’t just another “sell out and bring pop culture into the church- it’s the only way to reach people” book, it’s an honest assessment of language, of “cultural exegesis”, as Kevin Vanhoozer might say. Tim seems to really marry a passion for what the local church can be with a desire to truly understand the language he must speak to help those far from Christ take their next step towards Christ. It’s a powerful combination that I believe will impact many many people. I’m already being challenged to grab every opportunity I can to help my team grasp the concepts in this book, wrestle with them, and implement!
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There are so many quotes I’d love to share with you, but you’ll have to wait and read the book. I will say that this is one of those books that I believe is a must-read for any pastor, lay leader, or simply someone who wants to share about Jesus with their friends. I’ll be giving a more complete review soon, but for now, right now, stop and put this book on your “gotta get as soon as it comes out” list!