With so many Christians and conservatives complaining about the current state of culture, an important question emerges: How do we fix the problem?
That’s the exact topic that panelists on “Pure Talk” — an online culture and entertainment show brought to you by Pure Flix and Faithwire — recently tackled while discussing my new book, “Fault Line: How a Seismic Shift in Culture Is Threatening Free Speech and Shaping the Next Generation” — a book that focuses on changing culture in light of secular biases in media, Hollywood and college settings.
The “Pure Talk” panelists urged Christians to engage rather than retreat, with Lauren McAfee, corporate ambassador at craft store chain Hobby Lobby, saying she believes it’s essential for Christians to put their best foot forward when they choose to take part in these industries.
“It’s not easy to, at times, stand for your faith like my family was called to,” McAfee said, referencing her family’s very public Supreme Court battle to protect its religious conscience rights. “It’s so important to be willing to put your faith into everything you do, and I think that it’s important for Christians to want to do things with excellence. … and really put forth our best work.”
Greg Gudorf, CEO of Pure Flix digital, also spoke about the need for Christians to take ownership over the media and entertainment content they’re consuming, explaining how his company is working diligently to offer family friendly alternatives.
“One of the things on PureFlix.com we strive to do is bring content to the home that’s faith and family friendly. The basic premise is, ‘You put the good stuff in, you get the good stuff out,'” he said. “In Hollywood — and the power of media, which we have to recognize … they put forth ideas and we have to, not only as Christians, but as thinking individuals, learn how to filter what comes in and decide what we want to bring into our lives.”
Watch the panel discuss how Christians should engage culture in light of perceived biases in media, Hollywood and universities below:
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