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IN THE PRESS
Every now and then a book comes along which demands serious attention. Ted Turnau’s Popologetics is just such a book.
I know readers often skip to the bottom of a review, scanning for the words “in summary” or “therefore, I think . . . .” But I’m going to go ahead and give you that takeaway up front: Read this book. If you’re one who scoffs at pop culture, read this book. If you’re one who thinks you have a grasp on pop culture, read this book. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Turnau's book become a classic in its genre, perhaps on par with James Sire’s The Universe Next Door.
I cannot exaggerate how useful and necessary I think this volume is for parents and carers. It deserves to be bought in quantity and handed out to every parent in your church. If applied, I can see the principles laid out here raising up a generation who are confident in speaking into culture and understanding the cultural air they breathe. This can only be a good thing.
MARK MEYNELL's review of POPOLOGETICS for his blog, "Quaerentia."
JOHN PERRITT's review of POPOLOETICS for The Gospel Coalition.
ROBIN BARFIELD's review of The Pop Culture Parent for churchsociety.org and the podcast "Everyday Dadding".
Hi. My name is Ted Turnau, and you've stumbled across my website. Congrats. I'm a college lecturer who teaches Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Religion, and Social Theory at Anglo-American University in Prague, Czech Republic. I've been interested for a long time about issues of popular culture, imagination, and how they relate to the Christian faith. I think the answer has something to do with apologetics (hence the title of my first book).
I'm married to Carolyn and have been for over thirty years. It's been delightful. And we have three awesome (now adult) kids. We also have three cats named Loki and Saffron (both Joss Whedon characters), and Sophie.
We love having students over to our house to watch movies, talk about stuff, eat stuff, drink stuff.
Have a look around and check out the resources and check out the resources. I love equipping Christians to related to culture in healthy, God-honoring, and creative ways.
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