Dr. Christian Scharen, in his book Faith as a Way of Life: A Vision for Pastoral Leadership, writes compellingly about the challenges of discerning God in the midst of popular culture.
Unlike certain Christian communities who want to put a box around specific forms of culture and label them "safe" or "unsafe," Dr. Scharen argues for God's ability to speak to us through a variety of media -- the challenge is discernment.
Here's an excerpt:
"Sin understood as acting badly and grace as the power …
Dr. Christian Scharen reflects upon the need for deep attention to culture as a way of discerning the big questions people are really asking: