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We Embrace Pop Culture

"We embrace pop culture because we believe it offers a refreshing, alternative route to a Jesus who for many has been domesticated, declawed, and kept under wraps. As the Christian church has often adopted the role of moral policeman, pop culture has assumed the role of spiritual revolutionary, subverting and frustrating those religious authorities who desperately cling to black-and-white answers in an increasingly gray world…We believe a bold, ancient, radical Christ stands on the sidelines of the culture wars, waiting (in the words of Creed) "with arms wide open," eager to engage our hearts, our minds, and our culture."

Quoted from the book A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Popular Culture, by Craig Detweiler and Barry Taylor.