Culture Matters
Culture Matters
Sep 21, 2020
Chadwick Boseman, Sports Bubbles and COVID News
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We're back for another season of Culture Matters. The crew reflects on the summer and discusses everything from the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, to the return of sports, to updates on COVID-19.

As In Heaven
As In Heaven
The Gospel Coalition
Black History: 1963 Birmingham to Present
In this episode of As In Heaven, hosts Jim Davis and Mike Aitcheson welcome Collin Hansen to continue a discussion of the history of black people in America begun over the past two episodes by Ligon Duncan. Duncan discussed the onset of chattel slavery in 1619 up to the Civil War, the sordid practices of peonage, vagrancy laws, and sharecropping and how they helped pave the way for Jim Crow laws in America. Hansen furthers the conversation, picking up with the Civil Rights Movement, which certainly did not relieve racial tensions in the South, but simply drove them underground. Hansen addresses what was left undone in the Civil Rights era and how that's led to ongoing present-day frustrations for black people in America. The group discusses: * Introduction of Collin Hansen (1:31) * Key events that brought about the Civil Rights Movement (2:30) * George Wallace, politics, and students at the University of Alabama (13:05) * “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” (21:58) * National developments through the 1960s (26:18) * What was left undone in the Civil Rights Movement, specifically in churches (32:32) * Segregation academies (38:24) * Where things have gotten worse (43:21) * Challenges facing urban communities post integration (45:38) * Fight, flight, and forget (48:49) * Making it personal (51:30) * Issues that continue to contribute to the Black experience in America (55:50) Explore more from TGC on the topics of Race and Slavery.
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Quick to Listen
Quick to Listen
Christianity Today
Armenian Christians Are Especially Worried About War
Transcribed highlights of the show can be found in our episode summaries. This fall, violence broke out again between Armenia and Azerbaijan over a contested region in Azerbaijan known as Nagorno-Karabakh. Home of 170,000 people, the majority of its inhabitants are ethnic Armenian and the area itself has been governed by ethnic Armenians since 1994. The countries’ close allegiances with other countries had worried many that the fighting and civilian deaths might spiral into a regional conflict. Armenia, for instance, has close ties to Russia and, to a lesser extent, Iran. Azerbaijan has the strong support of Turkey and some have reported that Syrian militants are also fighting alongside the Azeri. Another complicating level is religion. More than 95 percent of Azerbaijan’s 10 million people identify as Muslim, mostly Shiite. More than 90 percent of Armenia’s three million people identify as Christian, specifically Armenian Apostolic. Armenia also boasts the oldest state church, all the way back to the beginning of the fourth century A.D. This week on Quick to Listen we talked to Felix Corley about the country’s Christian heritage and the extent to which it is playing a role in the current conflict. Corley is editor of Forum 18 News Service, which covers religious freedom issues in the former Soviet Union. He has written extensively on the Armenian Apostolic church in the Soviet period. Corley joined global media manager Morgan Lee and editorial director Ted Olsen to discuss how Christianity first arrived in Armenia, the enduring trauma of the genocide, and how the Apostolic Church engages and interacts with other Christians in the country.W hat 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 Forum 18 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
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