45: Taylor Swift From Love Story To Exile

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She’s gone from “It’s a love story/ Baby just say yes,” to “I think I’ve seen this film before/ and I didn’t like the ending.” What does Taylor Swift’s music mean for Christians and people leaving Purity Culture? Dr. Kutter Callaway joins us to talk pop culture, how we interpret music, skills we need to be better discerners of popular culture, and even what it means to be an image bearer of God. The answer may surprise you.

Show Notes:

4: Disney Princesses & Purity Culture with Dr. Kutter Callaway
Breaking the Marriage Idol: ReConstructing our Cultural and Spiritual Norms
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s Masters: What Shamrock Gets for $300 Million, Why It Matters, and What’s Next
Jenna DeWitt

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Kutter Callaway is associate professor of theology and culture at Fuller Seminary and co-director of the Reel Spirituality Institute. His most recent books are The Aesthetics of Atheism: Theology and Imagination in Contemporary Culture (Fortress Press, 2019) and Deep Focus: Film and Theology in Dialogue (Baker Academic, 2019). In 2017, he wrote Breaking the Marriage Idol: ReConstructing our Cultural and Spiritual NormsHe is the father of three young girls and has been married for almost 20 years to Jessica. Follow Kutter on Twitter.