Pop culture has a significant impact on youth, the way we see ourselves, the way we interact with each other and with God, on many aspects of our lives. Over the next week or so I will be posting a series of articles exploring this concept. The first article will be a sermon written by Susan Moore, Coordinator of Youth and Young Families at the Parish of the Ascension, Mount Pearl, NL, it was inspired by the story of Jacob, Leah and Rachel in Genesis 29. The other two pieces will explore the pop culture phenomenon and how it distracts us from our faith.
You will notice that body image is a prevailing theme through this series, and that is certainly intentional. In my opinion pop culture has been very detrimental to how we see ourselves, and to be honest, the skinny girls on tv and in magazines freak me out. So I wanted to take a closer look at some pop culture examples and how they distract us from our faith. I hope that you will come along on the journey and let me know what you think, these articles are just one writer’s opinion (well, two writers, I won’t speak for Susan, she can do that herself). If you disagree with me, let me know, if you have a story to share, we’d love to hear it.
Check back soon, Susan’s sermon is up first.