Culture Critique Essay

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N.T. Wright- on character

Andy Crouch – on culture

Kouzes and Posner – on leadership

1) Write a 500-600 word reflection paper on a documentary or interview that looks at the issues of character and/or culture.

DISCLAIMER: The views and philosophies expressed in these videos do NOT necessarily reflect a Christian worldview, but they do express various cultural views that are important for Christians to be aware of and to examine.

2) Click the link below to watch the video: Generation Like

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/generation…

DISCLAIMER: Contains content that some may find offensive. If you are concerned that this may be a “stumbling block” to you, please select one of the other options.

Thanks to social media, today’s teens are able to directly interact with their culture–artists, celebrities, movies, brands, and even one another–in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand? In Generation Like, author and FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media–and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Do kids think they’re being used? Do they care? Or does the perceived chance to be the next big star make it all worth it? The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.

  • As you watch the film you selected, thoughtfully consider all that you have read, watched, and discussed in the course to this point, in particular, your readings from N.T. Wright on character, Andy Crouch on culture, Kouzes and Posner on leadership, and the Scriptures. Appropriately incorporate these readings and, when possible, bring in the expertise and/or perspectives from your major field of study. Interact with the film and materials and write a 500-600 word reflection paper on something you saw or heard in the film that grabbed your attention and warrants a response. In your response, please include a discussion of if or how the principles and leadership practices you have learned in this course were or were not reflected in the film. A large portion of your grade will be based on your ability to integrate the ideas and concepts from the course materials.

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