Think Christian serves devout followers of Christ who are also fans of popular culture. In music and movies, television and video games, we seek to find—in the words of the Apostle Paul—“whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable.” Our task as a digital magazine and podcast is to consider how popular culture and its cultivators interact with God’s story, and we do this with grace, appreciation, and discernment.
Many Christians swim in popular culture every day, whether passively or as active consumers. We hope to meet you in that place and connect your worship on Sunday with what you experience as art and entertainment during the rest of the week. There is no such thing as secular, so let’s bring our Christianity to the pop culture that surrounds us.
Rooted in the Reformed tradition, we recognize that all of culture falls beneath God's sovereignty, and that by his common grace believers and unbelievers alike are capable of creating beautiful things. We do not attempt to “baptize” popular culture, but rather recognize that we sometimes see glimpses of God’s truth in unlikely places. For each piece of pop culture we consider, we aim to meet it first on its own aesthetic terms, and then ask how it might sit alongside the Christian faith. Does it echo the gospel in some fashion? Or evidence our need for the good news? Does it contradict our understanding of the world in a way that deserves a loving response? To ask such questions is to think Christianly about popular culture, the common language of our time.
Think Christian is produced by ReFrame Ministries, a global mission to reframe lives with God’s story through indigenous teams that produce media in ten major world languages. For more than 80 years, we have worked to share the gospel, disciple believers, and strengthen the church through media. ReFrame produces a family of programs across a range of topics to help you grow spiritually and find encouragement wherever you are in life.
ReFrame Ministries is the media mission of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, a denomination of about 1000 churches across the US and Canada committed to proclaiming Christ in the Reformed tradition around the world.
Josh joined Think Christian in 2011 after 16 years in the newspaper business as a reporter, critic, and editor. Josh is also co-host of Filmspotting and author of Movies Are Prayers, as well as a frequent speaker at universities and conferences. If you have any questions about TC that aren’t answered here, you can email him at [email protected]
Social Media Specialist
Rachel Syens joined ReFrame Ministries in 2020. She coordinates social media engagement for Think Christian and five other programs at ReFrame.
Senior Content Manager
Rev. Jeff Bulthuis came to ReFrame Ministries in 2018. With a passion to see people grow in their walk with God, he manages the editing of the Today daily devotional and provides executive editorial oversight across all ReFrame programs.
Co-Director, ReFrame Media
Robin Basselin leads ReFrame Ministries’ team of producers in shaping and implementing content strategy that helps readers and listeners see God’s story in their lives. Her passion is to share the life-transforming message of the gospel using the most relevant and contextual forms of media available.