(Why Popular Music Matters to Those Seeking God)
Christian Scharen - Baker Publishing Group

Christian Scharen offers a fresh theological perspective on engaging faith and culture through a wide range of popular music, including the blues, hip-hop, and rock.  He begins by showing the limits of approaches to culture that draw strict boundaries between saint and sinner, church and world - approaches that may miss the creative ways God is active and at work in the world.  Scharen then articulates a theology of culture that calls readers to trust God's redeeming presence in the midst of a broken creation. Written engagingly yet with theological depth, this book will resonate with readers interested in the interface between pop culture, music, and theology, as well as with pastors and youth ministers.