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WHAT IS CULTURE CARE? INSIDE CULTURE CARE WITH PASCAL & HUME, by Mark Shaw (August, 2022)

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What about some practical examples of culture care? Pascal recommends the following for this month:

  1. K. B. Hoyle's review of Season 4 of "Stranger Things" on Netflix. "Stranger Things demonstrates once again how stories and fantasy can help us battle our inner demons—can remind us that the darkness that lives inside is like a monster that wants to consume us, and that even though the choice to go on living can sometimes feel like a sprint against all odds, we don’t do it alone." You can find it here

  2. Bret McCracken on Elvis and Eternity. "For Elvis and all of us, what will finally matter most is not who we reached out to, influenced, or inspired by our brief blaze of glory, but rather Who reached out to us, saved us, and drew us into a glory that will never fade." You can Find it here.

  3. David Brooks humorous take on the loss of humility in our culture. "It’s true that the world is full of narcissists—people so full of themselves they think about their own talents more than my own. But in the decade since Wittels compiled his book [Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty, 2012], we have entered an even greater age of humility. Back then, people danced around the fact that they were humblebragging. Now the humility is explicit, assertive, direct, and unafraid. We blaze forth so much humility that it’s practically blinding. Humility is the new pride." Find it here.

  4. Makoto Fujimura has contributed a great deal to the discussion of culture care, particularly in his book by that name. To see how his faith has influenced his art take a look at a selection of his paintings at Artsy. "Makoto Fujimura fuses traditional Nihonga painting with the techniques of Western abstraction. He has a particular affinity for using stone-ground minerals such as gold, platinum, malachite, azurite, and cinnabar. Fujimura believes that the … Read more.

  5. Barbara Kruger's new installation for the Atrium at the Museum of Modern art, "Thinking of you. I mean Me. I mean you." Viewed from a Christian perspective it illustrates the universal struggle between self love and love of others. See it here.

  6. Cole Burgett on the video game Detroit: Becoming Human. "The opening sequence is a microcosm of the larger plot of the game: androids—humanity’s children—are rebelling against their creators. This is a central conceit in science fiction, and indeed in mythic literature in general, from the story of humanity’s rebellion in Scripture, to defiant Prometheus in Greek mythology, to the monster’s insurrection in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and even to the robotic Cylons of Battlestar Galactica." Find it here.


 


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