A Hollywood Insider Speaks

by Barry Newton
Hollywood talent agent Kim Dorr claims our participation in culture shapes what we think. Culture crystallizes our thoughts. And she sees Hollywood as one of the biggest contributors to culture.
She understands change comes through a yeast-like process permeating dough. Slow. Almost imperceptible. Constant. Ideas have consequences.
In her words, when we consume the film industry’s mega-narratives with their various embedded belief systems and worldviews, we will either increasingly conform to the messages or rail against them.
Assume she is right about culture, the media and transformation. Which of the following would constitute part of an authentic and responsible Christianity?
– Guard what enters your mind
– Help children think critically about the entertainment they consume
– Daily spend time digesting scripture’s mega-narrative and message
– Be the yeast by promoting God’s will
– Pray for ourselves and the world in which we live
Perhaps the bigger question is, how have we deliberately lived for Christ in our culture during the last couple of weeks? Could evidence be amassed to convict us of being a Christian?

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