Culture Matters
Culture Matters
Jun 15, 2020
Conspiracy Theories
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We do a deep dive into the world of conspiracy theories, looking at popular theories of our day and the connection to evangelicals. Dr. Russell Moore of the ERLC and Thomas Novlan, a research and development engineer at AT&T, join us as special guests. Recommended Resources:The Prophecies of Q

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TGC Podcast
TGC Podcast
The Gospel Coalition
David Platt's Plea Before You Vote (Bonus Episode)
In this bonus episode, Collin Hansen and David Platt discuss the upcoming election, and what Christians should consider before voting—trusting in Jesus, no matter the outcome. To listen to the full conversation, check out Gospelbound on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and anywhere you listen to your podcasts. Show Notes: Elections have consequences, but not nearly as much as we probably think. That's what Collin Hansen concluded after reading David Platt's new book, _Before You Vote: Seven Questions Every Christian Should Ask_, published by Radical. Here's a sober dose of biblical reality from Platt in the book: "Even if we lose every freedom and protection we have as followers of Jesus in the United States, and even if our government were to become a completely totalitarian regime, we could still live in abundant life as long as we didn't look to political leaders, platforms or policies for our ultimate security and satisfaction." It's not exactly the way you run fundraising and get out the vote operations in today's American politics, but Platt's book includes lots of counter-cultural advice, saturated with biblical references on humility, freedom, and duty, along with David's characteristic perspective informed by the global church. Platt serves as lead pastor of McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia, a congregation where employment for many depends on the outcome of the November elections. David joins Collin on Gospelbound to discuss voting, abortion, and President Trump's visit to McLean Bible Church.
20 min
Quick to Listen
Quick to Listen
Christianity Today
Amy Coney Barrett and the Christian Legal Community
This week, the Senate is holding confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. After Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died last month, with less than two months before Election Day, Trump nominated Coney Barrett to replace her on the bench.The proceedings have been contentious. After Antonin Scalia died in 2015, Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell refused to hold a vote or hold confirmation hearings after President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the seat more than a year before the election. Their decision to move forward with this nomination has provoked charges of hypocrisy. In addition, Coney Barrett’s relationship with her Catholic-Charismatic community, People of Praise, has drawn scrutiny as critics have asked what type of authority this group might have over her judicial decisions. Given Coney Barrett’s rise, this week on Quick to Listen, we wanted to talk about the state of Christian legal world with Kim Colby, who has worked for Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom since graduating from Harvard Law School in 1981. Colby has represented religious groups in several appellate cases, including two cases heard by the United States Supreme Court. She has filed numerous amicus briefs in federal and state courts. She was also involved in the congressional passage of the Equal Access Act in 1984. Colby joined global media manager Morgan Lee and editorial director Ted Olsen to discuss what she makes of Coney Barrett’s participation in her intentional Christian community, what it’s like being a woman in the Christian legal community, and what unites and divides Catholics and Protestants together in this world. 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 Learn more about the Christian Legal Society Music by Sweeps Quick to Listen is produced by Morgan Lee and Matt Linder The transcript is edited by Bunmi Ishola Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1 hr 3 min
Pass The Mic
Pass The Mic
The Witness
“After Whiteness” with Dr. Willie Jennings’s episode is fire. Tyler has the honor of interviewing powerhouse theologian and author, Dr. Willie Jennings. This episode is filled with powerful insights that will strike uncomfortably close to home.  For the uninitiated, Dr. Willie Jennings is an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School. Writing in the areas of liberation theologies, cultural identities, and anthropology, Jennings has authored more than 40 scholarly essays and nearly two-dozen reviews. He is in high demand as a speaker and is widely recognized as a major figure in theological education across North America. He is the author of the book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race (Yale 2010), which won the American Academy of Religion Award of Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Constructive-Reflective category the year after it appeared and, is considered by many to be a “theological masterpiece.” His commentary on the Book of Acts, titled Acts: A Commentary, The Revolution of the Intimate (for the Belief Series, Westminster/John Knox) received the Reference Book of the Year Award from The Academy of Parish Clergy in 2018. His latest book and the subject of our interview today is entitled After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging From the book’s description:  “Theological education has always been about formation: first of people, then of communities, then of the world. If we continue to promote whiteness and its related ideas of masculinity and individualism in our educational work, it will remain diseased and thwart our efforts to heal the church and the world. But if theological education aims to form people who can gather others together through border-crossing pluralism and God-drenched communion, we can begin to cultivate the radical belonging that is at the heart of God’s transformative work.”
44 min
Doctrine and Devotion
Doctrine and Devotion
Joe Thorn & Jimmy Fowler
There Is Only One God
*Skip the banter by jumping to 4:30*. The guys sit down after church to talk through Question 8 of the Baptist Catechism, “Are there more gods than one?” If the Bible teaches that there is only one god, what are me to make of other “gods” mentioned in Scripture? If there are no other gods, are there beings behind some of the false religions and idols that people worship? *Baptist Catechism Question 8* Q. Are there more gods than one? A. There is but one only, the living and true God. RESOURCES --------- The Baptist Catechism ( ) A Scriptural Exposition of the Baptist Catechism ( ) by Benjamin Beddome Read Beddome’s Exposition online for free here ( ). CROSS20 ------- This episode is sponsored by *CROSS20* ( ) , a special live-stream conference going down December 29-30, 2020 aimed at helping 18-25 year-olds find their place in God's global plan. Featuring speakers like David Platt, John Piper, and Kevin DeYoung participants will walk through The Lord’s Prayer together. Registration is just $10 per person. *Register for the conference at* ** ( ). And don’t forget to download the free ebook, Genesis to Revelation , at ( ). Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
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