Culture Matters
Culture Matters
Oct 27, 2020
The Social Dilemma of Social Media
42 min

Elizabeth and the Adams talk about their social media habits, as well as the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, looking at how Christians might navigate the apparent dangers of social media.

Knowing Faith
Knowing Faith
Training The Church
#95 – God in the Dark Places of Genesis with Tish Harrison Warren
This episode we are joined by Tish Harrison Warren. Tish is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America and is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary and the forthcoming book Prayer in the Night (coming in January, preorder now). She is a monthly columnist for Christianity Today and you can find her articles in the New York Times, Religious News Service, Comment Magazine, and many other places. On this episode Tish and the crew discuss the following: * In Genesis 3 we find out that humanity rebels against God and in doing so, finds themselves experiencing separation from God. This is the reality we are born into, that we inherit...so let’s start at a high level: Is it possible to find God in a dark world? * After the fall, Adam and Eve are exiled from the garden, setting up this mega theme of exile throughout the bible: What is exile and is God with us in it? How do we seek and find God when in exile? * As the story moves forward, brokenness takes on different contours: The story of Cain and Abel we see murder, bloodshed, hate...do we approach God differently in the midst of a violent world? * Prior to Noah, it appears that the world has unraveled into great unrighteousness and evil: How can we pray when we feel doubt that the world around us can ever be made whole again? * When we get to the Tower of Babel, we find the people scattered, divided, and confused: In what way if any does prayer not only bridge the gap between us and God but between us and the other? Don't forget to support the show and have access to merch, monthly newsletters, behind-the-scenes, and more at Patreon.com/KnowingFaith Follow us on social media on Instagram @knowingfaithpodcast, Twitter @KnowingFaithPod, and on Facebook at Knowing Faith.
38 min
As In Heaven
As In Heaven
The Gospel Coalition
Parenting in This Cultural Moment
Jim Davis and Michael Graham welcome Jasmine Holmes to talk through the complexities of parenting in this cultural moment. They discuss the fears and hopes of parents raising black children and what it looks like to help majority culture children process this period of American history. The group addresses: * An introduction to Jasmine Holmes (1:28) * The story behind _Mother to Son_ (2:52) * Current greatest fears in this cultural moment (5:23) * Divisiveness and echo chambers and fear (7:16) * The Black “birds and bees” talk (11:00) * The “talk” with Black boys (15:29) * Challenges raising Black children in this cultural climate (17:24) * Coping with the struggles of raising Black children (26:05) * Hope for parenting Black children in this cultural moment (28:19) * The source of hope for parents (30:35) * The importance of community (34:16) * Learning the nuance and contours of parenting Black children (36:07) * Helping children understand this cultural moment (38:58) Explore more from TGC on the topic of race. Books referenced in this episode: * _Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope_ by Jasmine HolmesDISCUSSION QUESTIONS: * How was race spoken of in your house growing up? How were major moments of racial strife in the news discussed? What ways might that have been different for other cultures? * What fears do you have for your children? How do those fears come from their culture or the color of their skin? How does this play out in conversations with your children? * Why is it important for the church to recognize the differences in parenting through this cultural moment? Why is it important for the church to recognize the differences in parenting children of different cultural backgrounds? * How can those in the majority culture process these race conversations with their children?
42 min
Pass The Mic
Pass The Mic
The Witness
Voices of Fire with Ally Henny and Patrick Riddick
We have a special episode for y’all today! Netflix just recently released a Black Gospel choir special called “Voices of Fire” executive produced by Grammy-winning recording artist Pharrell Williams.  Pharrell’s uncle Bishop Ezekiel Williams along with a host of Gospel Music legends set out on a 6-part journey to build the world’s most inspiring Gospel Choir. What follows is a host of moving stories and beautiful music.  The Witness BCC Vice President and Host of the Combing the Roots podcast Ally Henny joins us today. She interviews Voice of Fire Choirmaster Patrick Riddick and sticks around afterward to discuss the show with PTM host and Witness BCC President Tyler Burns. Hope y’all enjoy this conversation! ****************************** Finally, we don’t want to miss the opportunity to invite you to give to The Witness BCC for our “Will You Be a Witness?” Fundraising Campaign! The Witness BCC exists to encourage, educate, and empower Black Christians to be free in our souls and bodies. We have accomplished much in our 10 years of existence, but we are just getting started!  We have 4 goals for 2021: -Hire More Staff -Hire Columnists & Writers -Double our Podcast Suite -Create Communities of Refreshing These are LOFTY goals, but whatever vision God gives ought to be more than you can accomplish by yourself. That’s why we need YOUR help. Visit: thewitnessinc.com today and designate your gift for “The Witness BCC”!
1 hr 1 min
Gospelbound
Gospelbound
Collin Hansen, The Gospel Coalition
The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self
A recent article in _New York Magazine_ included this bombshell, "Roughly 30% of American women under 25 identify as LGBT. For women over 60, that figure is less than 5%." Now, I can't find anyone who believes this number can really be that high. To acknowledge such a dramatic shift in such a short period of time would be nothing short of a world changing revolution. But, we know about rapid onset gender dysphoria among adolescents and teens. We've seen the prevalence of social contagion in our Instagram age. So, is such a revolution in human sexuality so unthinkable? This revolution may be sudden if it's actually happening, but it's no more dramatic than what we've seen unfold in the west in the last 60 years. Historian, Carl Trueman covers that ground in his new book, _The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution,_ published by Crossway. But, he locates the sexual revolution within a broader change in views of the self and identity. Trueman joins me in this special extended episode of Gospelbound, to help church leaders understand what's happening. I've heard Carl say that apologetics used to be about explaining the church to the world, but now it's more about explaining the world to the church. That's what he does in _The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self_, which is my pick for the most important book published in 2020. I'm eager to learn more about this road to revolution, and also pose some of our listeners' questions on this subject. This episode of Gospelbound is sponsored by Crossway, publisher of _The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution_ by Carl Trueman.
57 min
VOX Podcast with Mike Erre
VOX Podcast with Mike Erre
Mike Erre
272 - The Lord's Prayer
Sermon on The Mount: Chapter 13 - “The Lord’s Prayer." Matthew 6:9-14. “This, then, is how you should pray…” Jesus walks us through a framework on how we might enter into prayer. The prayer itself is short, but as always, it is layered and nuanced and packed with so much. As we talked about last week, Jesus approaches God as ‘Father.’ What does he mean by in ‘Heaven?’ What does ‘hallowed’ imply? How does Jesus continue to use the ‘now and not yet’ structure? What does the ‘daily bread ‘ link to? Debt and debtors, temptation and delivery from the evil one… Jesus covers a ton. How then should we pray? If this is a framework, how does it apply and direct us? Brick by brick, the foundation of the Kingdom is being laid. Tomorrow is “Giving Tuesday,” a day during this season to support non profits, like VOX! You can do so at: www.voxpodcast.com This is the second section of the Sermon on the Mount. We’re excited to walk this road with you all. As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on here and Instagram.  Learn more about the VOX Podcast: Voxpodcast.com Subscribe on iTunes - apple.co/1Lla1Nj Support the VOX Podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/voxpodcast Follow us on Instagram: @voxpodcast Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/voxpodcast Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford www.timothyjohnstafford.com Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy
1 hr 3 min
Quick to Listen
Quick to Listen
Christianity Today
Why Christians Stopped Talking About Jesus’ Second Coming
Transcribed highlights of the show can be found in our episode summaries. This Sunday kicked off the beginning of Advent. While the season is generally seen as a time of preparing to celebrate Christ’s birth on Christmas, the focus historically was a time to focus on Jesus’ Second Coming.  The doctrine of Jesus’ Second Coming has traditionally been a major focus of Christian theology: it has been a driving force for missions, it was a source of hope for suffering Christians, it helped to frame Christian worship.  American evangelicals in particular have been shaped by discussion of Jesus’ return—apocalyptic expectation helped to shape the early fundamentalist movement more than 100 years ago. Baby Boomer evangelicalism has been especially focused on the End Times, from Hal Lindsey’s Late Great Planet Earth of the 70’s to the Left Behind novels of the 90’s. But it seems increasingly rare to us to hear about the Second Coming these days. This week on Quick to Listen, we wanted to talk about why that might be and why a strong understanding of the Second Coming can serve us well as we navigate the pandemic and other crises. Vince Bacote is associate professor of theology and director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College. He has been serving as a theology adviser for Christianity Today over the last year and is a contributor to our Advent devotional, “Living Hope,” which you can find on our website this week.  Bacote joined global media manager Morgan Lee and editorial director Ted Olsen to discuss why Christians aren’t talking about the Second Coming as much these days, how these conversations can serve us during the pandemic, and what responsibly talking about the End Times looks like.  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 Follow Vince Bacote on Twitter 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
56 min
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