Wednesday, August 11, 2010

On Discernment

Below is a 10 minute sermon excerpt on the topic of cultural discernment by Mark Driscoll that I found very eye-opening. Wow! I was unaware of the overt spiritual darkness found in the books teens are reading these days.

For context the whole sermon is here:

ht: challies

E. Stephen Burnett offers another point of view on this topic: Demons, Driscoll and Discernment

1 comment:

Deb said...

In case anyone thinks Mark is exaggerating, here is Amazon's top 25 recommended "Summer Reading List" for teens/pre-teens:

Pretty Little Liars #8: Wanted

Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2)

Pretty Little Liars #7: Heartless

The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5)

Shiver ("A lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love")

Dark Flame (The Immortals)

Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)

The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

The Carrie Diaries (that is Carrie Bradshaw of Sex in the City. This is her teen life: partying, drinking, smoking (cigarettes and dope), sex, and shoplifting,

Brisingr (Inheritance) (magic/sorcery)

Love Bites (Vampire Kisses, Book 7)

Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker, Book 1)

The Demonata #10: Hell's Heroes

The Prince of Mist (about a demon)

Runaway (Airhead)

Movers & Fakers (Alphas)

Spells (Aprilynne Pike)

Before I Fall ("At first being dead has its advantages ...)

The Enemy (everyone over 16 is dead, except flesh-eating monsters preying on the children left behind)

Early to Death, Early to Rise (Madison Avery, Book 2)

Ship Breaker (explicit language, if it was a movie, it would be R)

Sorta Like a Rock Star

Eclipse Collector's Edition (The Twilight Saga)