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Fieldwork in Theology (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Exploring the Social Context of God's Work in the World

Fieldwork in Theology (The Church and Postmodern Culture): Exploring the Social Context of God's Work in the World

by Christian Scharen

In this addition to the acclaimed The Church and Postmodern Culture series, leading practical theologian Christian Scharen examines the relationship between theology and its social context. He engages with social theorist Pierre Bourdieu to offer helpful theoretical and theological grounding to those who want to reflect critically on the faith and practice o… Read more…

Broken Hallelujahs: Why Popular Music Matters to Those Seeking God

Broken Hallelujahs: Why Popular Music Matters to Those Seeking God

by Christian Scharen

Building on the success of One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God, Christian Scharen shows how to engage faith and culture through a wide range of popular music, including the blues, hip-hop, and rock. He examines artists such as Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Leonard Cohen, and Billie Holiday, offering a fresh, compelling theology of culture in conv… Read more…

One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God

One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God

by Christian Scharen

U2 is widely hailed as the greatest rock and roll band in the world, and lead singer Bono is often seen in the media touting humanitarian goals. Now Christian Scharen provides a thoughtful look at the driving force behind the band. Bono and other band members are marked by the Christian faith of their Irish backgrounds. Scharen reflects on how U2 "fits … Read more…