Culture Matters
Culture Matters
Jan 11, 2021
The Best Music, Film and Books of 2020
Play • 33 min

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?
Transcribed highlights of the show can be found in our episode summaries. 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
Knowing Faith
Knowing Faith
Training The Church
#102 – Abrahamic Covenant
In this episode Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley take a look at Genesis 15 and discuss the Lord’s covenant with Abraham. Questions Covered in This Episode: * What does God tell Abraham he is going to do? * What is Abraham's hang up with this? * Let's talk about Genesis 15:6 “he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” * What was the role of sacrifice in covenant ceremonies? Why the blood? * Are Christians participants in the covenant with Abraham? Helpful Definitions: * Covenant: A promise in which God obligates himself. * Faith: Ongoing belief in the promises of God despite the disparity between what God has said and our current circumstances. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: * Genesis 15, Genesis 12, Romans 4, Exodus 3:14, Genesis 3:15, Galatians 3:8-9, Matthew 25-28, Galatians 3:28-29 * “Echos of His Presence” by Ray Vander Laan Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith. Sponsors: To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link. THE COURAGE TO STAND In _The Courage to Stand_, bestselling and award-winning author Russell Moore calls us to a Christ-empowered courage by pointing the way to real freedom from fear—the way of the cross. Learn more: https://www.russellmoore.com/courage-to-stand/ Unravel confusing Old Testament stories for a deeper understanding of God’s love in Lauren Chandler’s new Bible study, _With Us in the Wilderness: A Study of the Book of Numbers_. Follow Us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Website Support Knowing Faith and Become a Patron: patreon.com/knowingfaith
25 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
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