Justin B. Fung

Tag: culture

A Roman Appeal

Romans 12:1-2, 9-21 (MSG): So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture […]

Theologizing superheroes (or, revealing my inner geek)

Original post: December 5, 2008; repost: March 20, 2010. Last night I satisfied for a brief moment my inner comic book fanboy and watched Superman: Doomsday, the cartoon adaptation of The Death and Return of Superman series. [Some of you may be saying, “Superman died?!” Others will be rolling your eyes that I even need […]

Spectacle over substance, quirk over quality

Author and entrepreneur Seth Godin has a fascinating post up, entitled “Driveby culture and the endless search for wow.” In it, he critiques how our culture feeds into and perpetuates our already-consumeristic (thanks to modernism) mentality, creating a shallower and more easily distracted society. We’re creating a culture of clickers, stumblers and jaded spectators who […]

Wanna come work at Sojourners for the summer?

Applications for The Beatitudes Society Fellowship are open for summer 2010. One of the options for placement is here at Sojourners, so yeah, you’d get to work with me. Isn’t that exciting? 😉 Here’s a description of the program: This core program of The Beatitudes Society empowers seminary students to Expand their experience in ministry, […]

Culture, technology & theology

One of the classes I’m in is Theology & Culture with Barry Taylor. I love it. We’re looking at the way in which God can be found in various aspects of culture. This week, we looked at media, and we noted how technological advances have revolutionized not just media and media communication, but how technology […]

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