Culture Matters
Culture Matters
Oct 12, 2020
Our Political Divide With David French
47 min

The Adams sit down with columnist and Senior Editor of The Dispatch David French to talk about the upcoming election and his new book Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation

As In Heaven
As In Heaven
The Gospel Coalition
How Racial Trauma Works
Jim Davis and Justin Holcomb welcome Sheila Wise Rowe, author and executive director of the Rehoboth House, to discuss racial trauma and the many ways it can present itself cognitively, emotionally, behaviorally, and physically. Rowe describes how Christians should engage others who have experienced racial trauma, in an effort to close the trauma gap and bring healing. The group discusses: * An introduction to Sheila Wise Rowe (1:06) * Defining trauma (1:50) * Causes of trauma (6:21) * Helping those unfamiliar with trauma to understand (8:06) * The effects of trauma (11:19) * Secondary trauma (14:06) * The effects of secondary trauma (15:44) * Defining racial trauma and its effects (19:52) * Microaggression (28:57) * Gaslighting (31:15) * Feeling racial trauma (33:05) * Learning to listen (36:22) * Unknowingly exacerbating racial trauma (42:29) * Empathy (45:44) * Lamenting racial trauma (47:44) * Healing racial trauma (50:20) * Dealing with skeptics (56:10) Explore more from TGC on the topic of race. Discussion Questions: 1. What do you think of when you think of trauma? What are examples of trauma? 2. What is a trauma gap? Why does it exist? Why must the church seek to understand the trauma of others, especially those who have experienced racial trauma? 3. What is vicarious trauma? What are examples of vicarious trauma? How can that play out repeatedly through media and lived experiences? 4. How can we seek to understand and relate to others trauma? What might this look like? How does the gospel speak to trauma and, specifically, racial trauma?
1 hr 2 min
Quick to Listen
Quick to Listen
Christianity Today
Spiritual Formation as COVID-19 Gets More Depressing
We’re right on the cusp of the holiday season. Except this year it doesn’t feel much like it. Each day this month, thousands of American—record numbers—have tested positive for COVID-19. Even as several vaccines are now on the horizon, many public health authorities have asked Americans to not reunite with extended family over Thanksgiving, requests that will no doubt continue during the Christmas season.  Millions of people have already spent hours more this year inside, apart from their loved ones, houses of worship, and beloved activities. While the summer offered many a respite from their homes, the arrival of cold weather will likely keep people there. This bleakness, of course, comes on the heels of a year of postponed weddings, never organized baby showers, and drive-by birthday parties. And, of course, one of the year’s most agonizing elements has been the disparity with which community and individuals have adopted and practiced social distancing and mask-wearing. These relationship tensions have had both personal and societal polarizing effect.  This week on Quick to Listen, we discussed the reality between the joyous expectations of the holidays—and the darkness we’re all feeling this year with Chris Hall, the president of Renovare, the spiritual formation organization started by Richard Foster. Hall is also associate editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and has written a great four volume series of books on what we can learn from the early church, and was one of CT’s theology editors and advisers. He joined global media manager Morgan Lee and editorial director Ted Olsen to talk about growing in your relationship with God and practicing spiritual disciplines during a pandemic.   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 Renovaré 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
39 min
Pass The Mic
Pass The Mic
The Witness
Becoming Brave with Dr. Brenda Salter Mcneil
What a special guest we have on the podcast today! If you are familiar with the conversation about reconciliation and justice in the church, you won’t get very far without hearing the name, the Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter Mcneil.  Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil is a dynamic speaker, author, professor and reconciliation thought leader. Her mission is to inspire, equip and empower the next generation of Christian leaders to be practitioners of reconciliation.   Dr. Brenda is an international trailblazer, leading individuals, communities, and organizations to biblical reconciliation. She was featured as one of the 50 most influential women to watch by Christianity Today in 2012.   She is the author of Roadmap to Reconciliation 2.0, A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race (2008), and The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change (2005), coauthored with Rick Richardson. Her newest book Becoming Brave: Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now is available August 2020. Becoming Brave offers a distinctly Christian framework for addressing systemic injustice. It challenges Christians to be everyday activists who become brave enough to break the silence and work with others to dismantle systems of injustice and inequality. Looking through the lens of the biblical narrative of Esther, McNeil challenges Christian reconcilers to recognize the particular pain in our world so they can work together to repair what is broken while maintaining a deep hope in God’s ongoing work for justice. This book provides education and prophetic inspiration for every person who wants to take reconciliation seriously.
58 min
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
The Daily Liturgy Podcast
The Daily Liturgy Podcast
Coram Deo Church Community
November 23, 2020
Scripture: 1 Kings 17:8-24, Matthew 25:31-46, Psalm 5 Writers: Mike Kresnik, Bob Thune, Darby Whealy, Tyler Anderson Narrators: Charlotte Bertrand, Gary Nebeker, Bob Thune, Darby Whealy, Kevin Huddleston Music: Dan Phelps and William Ryan Fitch Production: Mike Kresnik, Bethany Gilbert Sources: The Worship Sourcebook; The Valley of Vision; The Book of Common Prayer; + original contributions by the authors. OPENING PRAYER O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. CONFESSION OF SIN & PRAYER FOR GRACE Father, I come before you this day with a humble and contrite heart, which you will not despise. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight. Wash me, that I may be whiter than snow. Create in me a clean heart, and renew in me a right spirit. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and give me a willing spirit to sustain me. Amen. OT READING: 1 Kings 17:8-24 THE LORD’S PRAYER NT READING: Matthew 25:31-46 PRAYER OF ADORATION: O God: I worship you for the piercing conviction of these words. You are the Judge of all the earth. My love for you is reflected in my love for the poor, the weak, the lowly, and the lost. I adore you that by grace, you transform selfish people into those who care for the least of these.  PSALM READING: Psalm 5 PRAYER OF CONSECRATION O Lord: “through the abundance of your steadfast love, I will enter your house.” Thank you that I have access to you and peace with you because of your steadfast love expressed in Jesus. Teach me to savor your steadfast love as I go through this day. In my inner world, I’ve lived as an orphan for a long time. I’ve taken care of myself by controlling others, using my power in unhealthy ways, or endlessly distracting myself. So drive a vision of your majestic temple and your steadfast love deep into my imagination. In Jesus, I’m completely covered by your favor. Please help me take hold of your love in my inner person, and let it overflow from me into the world around me, for Jesus’ sake.   BENEDICTION And now may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship and communion of the Holy Spirit abide and remain with us, now and throughout our time on earth, until the day of His return: Amen.
11 min
Be the Bridge Podcast with Latasha Morrison
Be the Bridge Podcast with Latasha Morrison
That Sounds Fun Network
Title: Be The Bridge 212 - Transition in Proximity to Whiteness with Dante Stewart
Description: In this episode, Latasha talks with writer and speaker Dante Stewart about his experiences with assimilation in predominantly white institutions, including his time as a cornerback at Clemson University and his journey in ministry at a white evangelical church. Latasha guides listeners by adding context to the conversation, and Dante gives encouragement to Black Christians and white churches to spur them on in the pursuit of racial justice and healing. Host & Executive Producer - Latasha Morrison Senior Producer - Lauren C. Brown Producer, Editor & Music By - Travon Potts Transcriber - Brittany Prescott Quotes: “People say, ‘Hey, I'm adaptable in many environments.’ Oftentimes adaptable means you gotta lose a serious part of yourself.” - Dante “In order for you to make it you can't be too Black going into these spaces. You keep your head down, you do your work, and you handle your business...our parents knew that to be really Black in these white spaces oftentimes would work against us.” - Dante “I'm not someone who says, you know, ‘My first identity is Christian.’ That's just not the case. I mean, it's a meaningful identity. But when I walk outside into the world, the first thing people ain't seeing is ‘Christian.’ The first thing people see is Black. And that means I need to make sense of that somehow.” - Dante “None of us are walking into a neutral story. There is no such thing as a neutral kind of religious environment. There's no such thing as a neutral story. There's always a story here before I got here that's inviting me to see myself as a certain type of person and kind of embody a certain type of action.” - Dante “If we want to get free, there is no freedom without literature and critical engagement with literature.” - Dante “Even if the demographic makeup of one's church doesn't change, the kind of spiritual, political, religious, and moral bent and framework of one's heart, and the heart of one's congregation, can show that congregation is a just church.” - Dante LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE Podcast link: handles/links: Instagram: @LatashaMorrisonTwitter: @LatashaMorrisonFacebook: Hashtag: #bethebridge --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
38 min
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