N.T. Wright discusses the perceived slippery subject of narrative with Ken Meyers in a forthcoming Mars Hill Journal interview. Here’s a teaser:
But I think an awful lot of people, without even realizing it, live in a narrative….
Every time somebody says, ‘But now that we live in the modern world,’ dot, dot, dot. [sic] That’s what’s going on; they’re invoking that narrative. So I suspect that part of the problem is that controlling narrative is so big that it has driven many Christians, preachers, pastors, etc. to de-narrate their own faith and to leave it as sort of chunky little clumps of dogma.
Read an extended excerpt of Wright’s comments on narrative here.
If you could only read one book on popular culture and the Christian—what does it mean to engage pop culture? Should Christians engage pop culture? If so, how (and equally important, how not to engage pop culture)—which one should it be?
Probably Ken Meyers’ All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes. Written in 1989, it was reissued in 2012 with a new design and Introduction. Aside from some outdated pop culture and technological references, the book has proven to be both prophetic and highly readable. And right now it’s only $2.99 (e-reader only) till July 5.
Read the book’s Introduction here.
And check out Mars Hill Audio, an online journal where Meyers delves more deeply into cultural engagement from a distinctly Christian perspective.