Other posts about Worldliness: Intro

In Worldliness, C. J. Mahaney defines what exactly ‘worldliness’ is: “Worldliness, then, is a love for this fallen world. It’s loving the values and pursuits of the world that stand opposed to God. More specifically, it is to gratify and exalt oneself to the exclusion of God. (27)”

And yet, isn’t this exactly the sort of thing we often seek when we watch a film or play a video game? O gratify ourselves at the exclusion of God? The typical everyman movie mantra is that we just want to be entertained, but at what cost? If we have to shut ourselves off to God and indulge ourselves when we watch a movie or play a game, maybe we ought to just abstain. 

Of course, Christ and Pop Culture assumes a better way.