I have spent the week at Summer School studying the Gospel and Western culture, we have looked at art, literature, music, film and popular culture in their myriad expressions. With that in mind I bring you the cultural Friday 5.
1. Book—“The Horizontal World: Growing up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere” Its great…about growing up in ND. I am really enjoying it!
2. Piece of music—-“Love Song for a Savior” by Jars of Clay
3. Work of art—The Last Supper
5. Unusual engagement with popular culture—Im not sure what the author means by this question but for me…its probably that Im addicted to Reality tv shows. I think I watch these shows because they are so ridiculous and make me laugh. I also love writing poetry because for me it is a form of prayer. I also enjoy listening to other peoples poetry as well.
Bonus: Is engagement essential to your Christian faith, how and why? If you mean engagement with other people, absolutely. Its what brings balance to my life and helps me stay sane. It also helps me stay grounded in who I am as a baptized Child of God!