Welcome to our corner of the eerily vast universe of the internet!
We at Theology for Nerds have a particular fascination with those created things which stem so brilliantly from the minds of humans across the world and how they can serve as conduits of the transcendental: truth, beauty, and goodness.
But for real. We really really enjoy pop culture.
And so we endeavor to share our thoughts on how the many facets of popular art, in which our culture is so steeped, speak astonishingly deeply of realities they scarcely understand.
Because we are obsessed.
And so very, very nerdy. It’s like a metaphysical comic-con up in here.
So, the goals of this blog are as follows:
A. Ponder the immense mysteries of the nature of God and man through the unfortunately (but not irrevocably) secularized media sources, and hopefully encourage you to do the same.
2. Nerd out.
A brief disclaimer: Pop culture can display our good. However it can also display our bad. We as fallen humans are not above implanting our hatred, anger, and personal baggage into the things we create just as frequently and vividly as our goodness. Be careful, be watchful. Not everything is good. Learn to be discerning. Learn to ask whether a film, book, show, play, etc speaks of God properly, whether it correctly orders reality and upholds the dignity of creation. Ask Him to teach you how to be in the culture, but not of it. Don’t take everything as authoritative and correct, and ultimately, if you feel something is leading you down a wrong path, discontinue use. Remember, not everything is worth your time, and not everything is worthy of our attention. We are learning this skill too. Rejoice in and embrace the good, the excellent, the worthy, and discard the foul.