Culture Matters
Culture Matters
Jun 23, 2020
The Latest on COVID-19
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We discuss the latest news around COVID-19, talking about masks, social distancing and what it looks like to reopen the economy and our churches. 

Quick to Listen
Quick to Listen
Christianity Today
Confronting the Darkness in a Year Full of Death
Halloween has always been a tricky day for conservative Protestants. It has long been seen as a celebration of the dark—joking about bloody gore, the living dead. But this year, death and darkness doesn’t seem quite so amusing. October 31 comes as more than 1.1 million people around the world have died of COVID-19. Nearly 20 percent of those deaths have occurred in the US, a country where COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise. As parents are making last minute decisions about what to do about trick or treating, as churches cancel their harvest festivals and trunk or treat events, and parties are moved to zoom and even schools forego their annual costume parades, we wondered: Is this weird Halloween in a very weird year the opportunity for better Christian thinking and discipleship? Can rethinking this season where we oddly engage death and darkness help us deal with death and darkness the rest of this covid season, and the rest of our lives? If so, where do we look? Back to Halloween’s connections to All Saint’s Day? Or to other ways that the church has formed its spiritual disciplines around death? CT columnist, a priest in the Anglican Church in North America, and author of the forthcoming book, Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work, or Watch, or Weep, Tish Harrison Warren joined global media producer Morgan Lee and editorial director Ted Olsen to discuss what our celebrations of Halloween say about our beliefs about death, how we might confront our own darkness, and how prayer provides a place for us to wrestle with the night. 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 our guest on Twitter: Tish Harrison Warren 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
47 min
Help Me Teach The Bible
Help Me Teach The Bible
The Gospel Coalition, Nancy Guthrie
Mark Futato on Psalms (Re-release)
In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, I talked with Mark Futato, the Robert L. Maclellan professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches core classes on Hebrew and Old Testament books. Futato has written a number of books on Psalms that flow out not only from his study but also his love for and his living with the Psalms. Topics in the discussion include: * whether or not we should make the Psalms “about me”; * allowing the organization of Psalms to inform our teaching; * common mistakes made in teaching Psalms; * the big three kinds of Psalms; * how Psalms speaks to our emotions; and * singing the Psalms about Jesus, to Jesus, with Jesus. Recommended audio resources on the Psalms: * Mark Futato on Psalm 1, 23 * Dick Lucas sermons on Psalms * Sinclair Ferguson sermons on Psalms * Edmund Clowney sermons and lectures on preaching Christ from the Psalms Recommended print resources on the Psalms: * _Knowing the Bible: Psalms: A 12-Week Study_ by Douglas Sean O’Donnell * _Journey to Joy: The Psalms of Ascent_ by Josh Moody (Psalms 120–134) * _The Psalms: Rejoice, the Lord Is King, Volume 1, Psalms 1 to 41_ by James Johnston * _Transformed by Praise: The Purpose and Message of the Psalms_ by Mark Futato * _Joy Comes in the Morning: Psalms for All Seasons_ by Mark Futato * _Interpreting the Psalms: An Exegetical Handbook_ by Mark Futato * _Psalms: Cornerstone Biblical Commentary_ by Mark Futato, George Schwab, and Philip Comfort * _How to Read the Psalms_ by Tremper Longman III * _Psalms 1-72: An Introduction and Commentary_ by Derek Kidner * _Psalms 73-150_ by Derek Kidner
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