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Naturalism in Popular Culture: The Big Bang Theory as a Case Study


Many of the background beliefs in secular culture make Christianity seem implausible. Such assumptions “are not presented to us explicitly by argument, [but] absorbed through the stories and themes of entertainment and social media” (Tim Keller). A key task for Christian apologists is to uncover and challenge secular premises, values, and beliefs in popular culture. In this session, Margunn discusses how to identify and respond to naturalism in popular culture with the highly popular sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" as a case study.