Culture Matters
Culture Matters
Jan 11, 2021
The Best Music, Film and Books of 2020
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We start 2021 by reflecting on 2020, talking about our favorite movies, TV shows, albums and books from last year and how they gave us glimpses of the Christian story. 

Quick to Listen
Quick to Listen
Christianity Today
Did Rush Limbaugh Reshape Christian Radio, Too?
The podcast and a transcript of the conversation will be available on Wednesday.  Last week, conservative talk radio personality Rush Limbaugh died at age 70. Limbaugh’s nationally syndicated political show first hit the airwaves in the late 1980s. He was beloved by many who shared or later adopted his political views and his penchant for conspiracy theories. Many of his critics, however, pointed out his cruel and crass remarks. Limbaugh’s legacy was hardly limited to politics. In a tribute to him, one Christian leader wrote for USA Today, that “ Christian talk programs in particular wouldn't even exist today were it not for Limbaugh's success. Christian radio would still be limited to sermons and songs. But instead, radio stations realized the benefit of capturing even a slice of Limbaugh's audience share and offered new hosts and new voices opportunities to join a new, more democratic discussion of the issues.” Mark Ward Sr. is associate professor of communication at the University of Houston-Victoria in Victoria, Texas. His books include The Electronic Church in the Digital Age, Air of Salvation: The Story of Christian Broadcasting, and The Lord’s Radio: Gospel Music Broadcasting and the Making of Evangelical Culture. Ward joined global media manager Morgan Lee and editorial director Ted Olsen on Quick to Listen to discuss Limbaugh’s impact on Christian radio, how Christian radio differs from Christian TV, and how the medium does or not does not make the message What is Quick to Listen? Read more Rate Quick to Listen on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Twitter Follow our hosts on Twitter: Morgan Lee and Ted Olsen Music by Sweeps Quick to Listen is produced by Morgan Lee and Matt Linder The transcript is edited by Yvonne Su and Bunmi Ishola Christianity Today’s most recent article on mixed-gender friendships Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1 hr 1 min
Help Me Teach The Bible
Help Me Teach The Bible
The Gospel Coalition, Nancy Guthrie
Mike Bullmore on 2 Chronicles (Re-release
On this episode, Nancy Guthrie talked with Mike Bullmore about what may be one of the least-studied books in the Bible. The book of 2 Chronicles is rich in story and encouragement to trust God to be faithful to his promises. Bullmore is senior pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Bristol, Wisconsin, and author of _The Gospel and Scripture: How to Read the Bible_ (Crossway, 2011). Topics include: * Why study 2 Chronicles? * How do we prepare people to understand the two histories of 2 Chronicles? * What is the purpose of 2 Chronicles? * What is the difference between 1–2 Kings and 1–2 Chronicles? * What is the divine promise 1–2 Chronicles is arguing God will be faithful to? * What is the angst of the situation in Judah? * How does the chronicler’s record of Solomon reveal his purpose in writing? * How does the theme of temple run throughout this book, and, in fact, through the whole Bible? * How is Christ anticipated in 2 Chronicles? * How should teachers bring content from the prophets into teaching 2 Chronicles? * What kind of moral instruction is in 2 Chronicles? * How do we teach 2 Chronicles 7:14 rightly? Additional audio resources : * Sermons on 2 Chronicles by Mike Bullmore * Sermons on 2 Chronicles by Richard Pratt Recommended print resources: * Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 15, 2 Chronicles by Raymond B. Dillard * 1 and 2 Chronicles, The Mentor Commentary by Richard Pratt * 1 and 2 Chronicles, The NIV Application Commentary by Andrew Hill * The Message of Chronicles by Michael Wilcock
55 min
Theology in the Raw
Theology in the Raw
Preston Sprinkle
#844 - Race, CRT, the gospel, social justice, evangelicalism, systemic racism: Thabiti Anyabwile
The last couple of years has kicked up a lot of dust regarding race relations in America and in the church, but why did it take so long? Thabiti, or “Pastor T,” helps us understand some of the concerns and frustrations that black people have had about how white people (progressives and conservatives) have gone about the race conversation. Pastor T helps us understand what Critical Race Theory is, the real meaning of systemic racism, why issues of justice are not subsidiary to the gospel, and how the church can have better conversations about race.  Pastor T is one of the pastors for Anacostia River Church in Washtington D.C. He has served as an elder and pastor in churches in NC, DC and the Cayman Islands. After a few years as a practicing Muslim, Thabiti was converted under the preaching of the gospel in the Washington DC area. He and his wife, Kristie, have three children. Thabiti is the author of several books, including The Life of God in the Soul of the Church; The Gospel for Muslims; What Is a Healthy Church Member?; The Decline of African-American Theology; and The Faithful Preach. Support Preston Support Preston by going to patreon.com Venmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1 Connect with Preston Twitter | @PrestonSprinkle Instagram | @preston.sprinkle Youtube | Preston Sprinkle Check out his website prestonsprinkle.com If you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.
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