Sunday, September 27, 2015

A ''Cli-Fi'' cultural literacy quiz via WIRED magazine's Robert Capps


I’ve seldom met a church leader who didn’t think themselves up on culture. This despite the plethora of culturally outdated approaches to ministry littering the landscape like discarded 8 track tape players.
So how about you?
Would you pass a cultural literacy test?

Let’s find out, courtesy of the latest edition of Wired magazine. Eight questions, four choices per question, answers at the end (but no peeking).

1.       What is ''Cli-Fi?''
A.  Syfy’s new spinoff network that features nothing but clip art
B.  “Click financing,” in which new-media employees get loans based on site traffic
C.  A nickname for Clint Fisticuffs, Andreessen Horowitz’s new bulldog mascot
D.  ''Climate-change fiction,'' a new genre that’s showing us our terrible future

 Answer:  D

Robert Capps, “The Wired Quiz: How Culturally Literate Are You?,” Wired, September 2015, p. 108.

Editor’s Note
James Emery White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, NC, and the ranked adjunctive professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, which he also served as their fourth president.

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