Classical School Meets Pop Culture


by
Ken Myers June 10, 2013


Presented at:
SCL Conference 2013

ABSTRACT:

For most Americans, what we call “popular culture” provides the horizon, the vocabulary, the texture and rhythm of cultural experience. Trying to establish the presence of the permanent things around which classical schooling is ordered often creates a clash of sensibilities more severe than any conflict in content. Ken Myers will offer a framework for understanding this dissonance and offer some suggestions about how to confront the hegemony of fun and fashion


TAGS:

Classical Education Culture Worldview


Resources:

Ken Myers
As host of the Mars Hill Audio Journal since 1992, Ken Myers has interviewed hundreds of authors of books that contribute to understanding the challenges faced by Christians in modernity. A frequent speaker at classical Christian schools (and at SCL conferences), Myers has applied the wisdom from those interviews to the challenge of enculturating the next generation of believers. A graduate of the University of Maryland (B.A. in Communications) and Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R. in theological studies), Myers's early career as an arts and humanities editor at National Public Radio stimulated his life-long interest in discovering how contemporary culture took the form it now has, and how the consequences of the Gospel require Christians to embody counter-cultural alternatives.

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