(PUBBrazos)Strong critique of what's wrong with contemporary American Christianity---from family values to family virtues, the theology of consumption, the sin of Winnie-the-Pooh, how jazz can help correct white elitism, the not-so-naked public square. . . . Humorous, biting, memorable. 224 pages, softcover.
The usual modern assumption is that Christians are supposed to leave explicitly Christian convictions and practices behind when they engage public affairs and popular culture. In this fascinating book, Rodney Clapp rejects that assumption and trespasses onto secular territory--from global corporations to Winnie-the-Pooh, from family values to The X-Files, from consumerism to Hank Williams and John Coltrane.
Rodney Clapp is the Editorial Director of Brazos Press. His previous books include A Peculiar People: The Church as Culture in a Post-Christian Society and Families at the Crossroads: Beyond Traditional & Modern Options.