One other thing it did remind me of, however, is how bland most Christian approaches (liberal and evangelical) are to pop culture. To put it bluntly, we take it far too seriously, treating it as an authentic medium rather than what it generally is — a prepackaged and mass marketed product with little or no real significance beyond the bottom line. Just look at how many reviews of the latest blockbuster movies appear on Christian cultural websites — and few if any go beyond the plot or the production to the real backstory — the marketing, the placement, the need to turn a profit. We seem to assume ‘artists’ speak with ‘authentic voices’ and give us a transparent insight into reality as they see it. And that is an utterly absurd assumption.