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41. Should Christians Boycott Popular Culture Like Halloween or Netflix? | with Cap Stewart

What could Christian boycotts of streaming services or holidays change in our culture or in ourselves?
Fantastical Truth on Nov 10, 2020 · No comments

This year, one of us at Fantastical Truth cancelled Netflix, and the other did not. Maybe you should too? Or maybe you are not actually “supposed” to join this “cancel culture.” More recently, we just had another Halloween, a subject of many boycotts. Should Christians join this habit of boycotting things? Will this change anything in them? Or could this change anything in ourselves?

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Exploring boycott ‘cancel culture’ with Cap Stewart

Cap Stewart is a contributing writer to the nonfiction book Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues, edited by Joshua D. Chatraw and Karen Swallow Prior. Cap developed his love of stories through drama, radio, freelance writing and editing, videography, independent filmmaking, and collecting and reviewing film scores. He has written for several print and online publications. Cap instructs online audiences on the Christian’s forgotten duty when confronting a pornified culture. He has written several articles for Lorehaven’s blog and has been blogging at Happier Far since 2006.

Cap Stewart

Some of Cap’s relevant articles include:

We explore questions such as:

  1. First let’s talk about Netflix and That Movie. What’s our response to this?
  2. How have Christians understood “boycotts” in the past and present?
  3. Is this just a “culture war,” like newer, secular versions of “cancel culture”?
  4. Should we avoid, say, Netflix or Halloween even for non-“boycott” reasons?
  5. What are good and uniquely biblical reasons to avoid nudity in movies?
  6. How do we see the early Church avoiding/engaging their pagan culture?
  7. How can we avoid/support so we can grow, and maybe influence others?

Fantastic fans

David Umstaddt wrote about episode 39:

I’ve been trying to tell people how Christian and profound the Dracula book is.

Alas it seems there hasn’t been a good adaptation that really “gets” Dracula.

The board game Fury of Dracula is probably the best adaptation I’ve seen.

I REALLY want that shirt with that Bram Stoker quote on it. The one about novelists job being to emulate Christ in long form.

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