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often feel at a loss with popular culture and how it fits in with their
families. They want to love their children well, but it can be overwhelming
to navigate the murky waters of television, movies, games, and more
that their kids are exposed to every day.
culture doesn’t have to be a burden. The Pop Culture Parent equips
mothers, fathers, and guardians to build relationships with their
children by entering into their popular culture–informed worlds,
understanding them biblically, and passing on wisdom.
resource by authors Jared Moore, E. Stephen Burnett, and Ted Turnau
provides Scripture-based, practical help for parents to enjoy the messy
gift of popular culture with their kids. By engaging with their
children’s interests, parents can explore culture while teaching their
children to become missionaries in a post-Christian world.
providing realistic yet biblical encouragement for parents, the
coauthors guide readers to engage with popular culture through a gospel
lens, helping them teach their kids to understand and answer the
challenges raised by popular culture.
Pop Culture Parent helps the
next generation of evangelicals move beyond a posture of cultural
ignorance to one of cultural engagement, building grace-oriented
disciples and cultural missionaries.
The Pop Culture Parent: Helping Kids Engage Their World
by Ted Turnau, E. Stephen Burnett, and Jared Moore
September 7, 2020 / Paperback / Retail Price: $17.99
Turnau teaches culture, religion, and media studies at Anglo-American
University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has a PhD from Westminster in
apologetics and wrote Popologetics to
help Christians engage popular culture. He and Carolyn have three grown
children. Ted enjoys jazz and blues, movies, games, and Japanese
Stephen Burnett explores biblical truth and fantastic stories as
publisher of Lorehaven Magazine
and cohost of the Fantastical Truth podcast. He has also written
Today and Christ and Pop Culture. He and his
wife, Lacy, live in the Austin, Texas area, and serve as church members
and foster parents.
Moore serves in pastoral ministry. He has a PhD in systematic theology
from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and cohosts The Pop Culture Coram Deo
Podcast. Jared also served as second vice president of the
Southern Baptist Convention. He and his wife, Amber, and their
four children enjoy popular culture together.
What others are
our children were young, I made a bargain with them: I would listen to
Police if they would listen to Duke Ellington. The deal was
well intentioned. I thought it was rather generous of me
to enter into their world. And all was not lost. I still enjoy the
erstwhile popular rock group today, while they like jazz. But I wish I
had possessed this book. It would have cautioned me against my
paternalism. Ted Turnau and his friends Stephen Burnett and Jared Moore
have articulated essential counsel for parents struggling to adopt the
right attitudes toward guiding their children, and themselves, into
being ‘in the world but not of it.’ The book is founded upon
nonnegotiable biblical principles: respect for children, the gift of
culture, and the gospel against legalism or perfectionism. It
is honest, at times painfully so, and real-life examples abound.
But what permeates these pages is love, love that is based on God’s
grace and reflected in our understanding devotion to the family.” - William
Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster
Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
“I currently have the good fortune to be the parent of three teenagers,
and I’m always wondering, Have we
done enough to keep our children from godless influences they encounter
in movies and music? Have we unwittingly given them over to the culture
to a point that we’ve abdicated our responsibility to train them up in
the fear of the Lord? Have we made Christ shine more brightly than the
brightest pop culture stars? As the first generation of
parents with children who have smartphones, this is a heavy task.
I am grateful this compelling book has come along just in time to
provide so much winsome, balanced, gospel-centered wisdom to help
parents in shepherding our children’s hearts toward green pastures of
godliness even as myriad attractive voices clamor for the throne of
their hearts.” - Jeff
Robinson, Author; lead pastor of Christ
Fellowship Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky; senior editor for
The Gospel Coalition
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