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Culture Matters

English, Religion, 1 season, 252 episodes, 6 days, 17 hours, 47 minutes
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Matters of culture should matter to us—because they matter to God. Hosted by Elizabeth Woodson and Adam Hawkins, the Culture Matters podcast explores the intersection of faith and culture. Looking at everything from politics, art and entertainment to issues such as racial reconciliation and the sanctity of human life, we discuss what it looks like to live faithfully on mission—in the world but not of the world.
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Repost: Beauty and Kindness with Rich Villodas

This Summer we are re-visiting a few of our favorite previous episodes. Some from recent seasons, some from not-so-recent. We've had some really amazing and helpful guests on over the years, so while we are busy recording new episodes, we wanted to share these with you! We hope you enjoy them!--Through his book, Good and Beautiful and Kind, Rich Villodas offers a contemplative practice, based on the gospel, that helps us find joy and beauty despite a hostile and difficult world.   Good and Beautiful and Kind: Becoming Whole in a Fractured World https://a.co/d/btzQzIgThe Deeply Formed Life: Five Transformative Values to Root Us in the Way of Jesus https://a.co/d/e5h9DJu—Follow us on social:InstagramEditing and support by The Good Podcast Co.For Sponsorship inquiries, email [email protected]
5/21/202441 minutes, 3 seconds
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Repost: Impossible Marriage with Matt and Laurie Krieg

This Summer we are re-visiting a few of our favorite previous episodes. Some from recent seasons, some from not-so-recent. We've had some really amazing and helpful guests on over the years, so while we are busy recording new episodes, we wanted to share these with you! We hope you enjoy them!--While marriage can be easy for some, the reality of two sinners entering into union with each other is often fraught with hardship. This week we chat with Laurie and Matt Krieg on their own personal journey through marital strife and what it has taught them about love and the gospel. Guest ResourcesAn Impossible Marriage: What Our Mixed-Orientation Marriage Has Taught Us About Love and the GospelLearn more or listen to the Hole in My Heart Podcast: lauriekrieg.com/--One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show.Follow us on social:InstagramTwitterEditing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
5/14/202452 minutes, 42 seconds
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Poetry & the Practices of Holy Week

In this final episode of the season, Tymarcus sits down with Joey Honesko to talk about how poetry can help us better understand the beauty and complexity of the scriptures. And how poetry in particular can help us resonate with the practice of remembrance when we look back at the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ during the season of Lent and and Easter. Guest Resources Joey's Website -- One of the best ways to support the show is by leaving us a rating and review on Apple or Spotify. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
3/26/202437 minutes, 10 seconds
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Allegiances and Citizenship

What does it mean to be citizens of heaven? And how does that affect our earthly citizenship? In this episode we look at the relational language the bible uses frequently — brothers and sisters, citizens of heaven, royal priesthood, and others.   -- One of the best ways to support the show is by leaving us a rating and review on Apple or Spotify. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
3/19/202443 minutes, 44 seconds
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2024 Oscar Recap

Liz is back and the studio has never felt more alive! She joins us to pick apart this year's Oscars. This episode isn't just about the glitz of the gala; it's our reflections on the highlights, the lowlights, the war and peace narratives threading through recent cinema, the cultural disconnect that often plagues the Oscars and why we (mostly Adam) think film is still so important for art and creativity. We wrap up with our personal top picks from 2023. Join us for a celebration of storytelling, a critical look at cultural engagement, and loads of hot sports — ahem, film — opinions!   Here's a list of the films, short films, and documentaries,  mentioned in this episode: Films Barbie Oppenheimer The Boy and the Heron Poor Things Perfect Days Killers of the Flower Moon Short Films: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar by Wes Anderson  Documentaries: The Barber of Little Rock Maxine's Baby: The Tyler Perry Story Mentioned Resources On Film Reviews: IMDB.com commonsensemedia.org -- One of the best ways to support the show is by leaving us a rating and review on Apple or Spotify. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
3/12/202439 minutes, 15 seconds
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Church Planting & Community Flourishing

This week Tymarcus talks to Pastor Charles Wilson from The Hill Church in Roanoke, VA about how Christians can think about effecting change in their communities through their churches. Pastor Charles helps us think about how as Christians we should move towards the problems and be a part of helping our neighborhoods flourish.   Guest Resources https://www.thehillchurch.com/   -- One of the best ways to support the show is by leaving us a rating and review on Apple or Spotify. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
3/5/202435 minutes, 38 seconds
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Institutions with Kyle Worley and Adam Griffin

On this episode we talk about the good, the bad and the ugly...of institutions. Are there any redeeming qualities to institutions anymore? We start with a working definition of institutions and then dive into some of the most problematic elements of today's institutions. We specifically explore the value of religious institutions and where we have hope for them.   Guest Resources Follow Kyle Worley Instagram | X Mosaic Church Knowing Faith Podcast Training the Church Follow Adam Griffin Instagram Eastside Community Church Family Discipleship Podcast -- One of the best ways to support the show is by leaving us a rating and review on Apple or Spotify. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
2/27/202449 minutes, 38 seconds
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Christian Nationalism Part 2

Continuing the conversation from last week, Dr. Paul Miller helps us look at the difference between Nationalism and Patriotism, as well as how to be a good Christian citizen and participate in politics. Guest Resources Follow Dr. Miller on X (Twitter) Dr. Miller's Book: The Religion of American Greatness -- One of the best ways to support the show is by leaving us a rating and review on Apple or Spotify. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
2/20/202429 minutes, 55 seconds
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Christian Nationalism Part 1

This week we talk to writer and professor Dr. Paul Miller, in the first of a two-part converasation on Christian Nationalism. In this first part, we define the term and help clarify some confusion around the topic. Guest Resources Follow Dr. Miller on X (Twitter) Dr. Miller's Book: The Religion of American Greatness -- One of the best ways to support the show is by leaving us a rating and review on Apple or Spotify. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
2/13/202431 minutes, 47 seconds
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Reforming Criminal Justice with Mathew Martens

This week we are joined by Matthew Martens, a defense lawyer and author of "Reforming Criminal Justice." We discuss the role of the justice system in society, how we ended up with the system we have in the US now, and what is wrong with it. Matthew explains his passion for accurate representation, the importance of jury duty, and how Christians should approach the justice system. We wrap up with some practical and tangible ways to help usher in change. Resources Mentioned Mathew Martens' Book: Reforming Criminal Justice Mathew Martens' Website Follow Mathew on X -- One of the best ways to support the show is by leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts! It really does help. Follow us on social: Instagram
2/6/202443 minutes, 31 seconds
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Doubt & Faith

Have you ever found yourself questioning your beliefs? You're not alone. Pastor Jamin Roller joins us in a candid conversation about the complexities of doubt within the Christian faith. We explore the walk between conviction and the natural human tendency to question and how scripture itself presents a rich tapestry of responses to doubt — from the Psalms' raw introspection to the Gospels' narratives of Jesus compassionately addressing His own disciples uncertainties.   Resources Mentioned: James Series by Citizens Church -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram
1/30/202440 minutes, 47 seconds
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Christianity in a Divided Age

How should Christians think about global conflict? Does being a "peacemaker" mean we don't engage with or create conflict? How do we even start to make peace in such a polarized culture? In this episode, we have a conversation with author and theologian Jonathan Dodson about how to navigate our divided culture.   Resources Mentioned: The Unwavering Pastor Our Good Crisis The 6 Megatrends That Will Shape 2024 What is Chronic Anxiety? | Steve Cuss -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram
1/23/202444 minutes, 41 seconds
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Resisting Burnout

This week we tackle a topic that can really affect a lot of us. In a culture that celebrates speed and efficiency, and platforms people who “hustle,” the reality is that constant hustling leads to burnout. God speaks to us through His word and through the example of Christ to show us there is a better way. Resources Mentioned Sabbath Resistence The Common Rule Habits of the Household The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
1/16/202446 minutes, 3 seconds
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Anxiety in the New Year

As we enter into a new year and all that can weigh on that season—the hustle culture, demands from family and friends, an election year. There are plenty of things to be anxious about, so in this episode, we have a conversation about anxiety. -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram
1/9/202434 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Very Merry Christmas Special Extravaganza! Feat. Christianese

In this special Christmas crossover episode, we are joined by Drew Fitzgerald, host of the podcast Christianese. We compete in a little Christmas Trivia, share some nostalgia and close with a special segment by Drew. Merry Christmas from all of us at Culture Matters!   Subscribe and Listen to Christianese: On Apple On Spotify -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
12/25/202346 minutes, 50 seconds
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Cultural Round Up & End of Year Faves

We wrap up 2023 with a look back at some news from the year and talk about some of our favorite episodes, as well as some books and songs that we enjoyed.   Resources Mentioned The best of 2023 (songs) The best of 2023 (books) Thanks to Our Sponsors This episode is sponsored by Called.Called is a professional network specifically designed for people in ministry! For anyone from youth interns to executive pastors, Churches to Christian nonprofits, Called is THE place to find community and discover opportunities. Connect with ministry peers who share your calling and passion for building the future of the church.  Sign up at called.co to build your profile and start making connections today!   -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
12/19/202330 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Hard and the Beautiful Sides of Friendship

In this week's episode, we sit down with a good friend, Aina Carruth, to talk about the hard seasons of friendship, how to make healthy boundaries, and appreciate the beauty of good friendships. Friendships are worth the work and there's so much to learn and glean from persevering in friendship.   Thanks to Our Sponsors This episode is sponsored by Called.Called is a professional network specifically designed for people in ministry! For anyone from youth interns to executive pastors, Churches to Christian nonprofits, Called is THE place to find community and discover opportunities. Connect with ministry peers who share your calling and passion for building the future of the church.  Sign up at called.co to build your profile and start making connections today!   -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
12/12/202353 minutes, 56 seconds
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More on Singleness: Friendships, Attractions, and the Big Scary Holidays

We invited our friends Braedon and Jenna back on the show to talk more about navigating singlness. In this episode we talked about how to handle friendships between singles and marrieds, steward attraction, and advice for navigating the holidays when you're single. Resources Mentioned Link to previous episode on Singleness Link to episode with Curt Thompson Thanks to Our Sponsors This episode is sponsored by Called.Called is a professional network specifically designed for people in ministry! For anyone from youth interns to executive pastors, Churches to Christian nonprofits, Called is THE place to find community and discover opportunities. Connect with ministry peers who share your calling and passion for building the future of the church.  Sign up at called.co to build your profile and start making connections today!   -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
12/5/202351 minutes, 47 seconds
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Purity Culture & Healthy Masculinity

We chat with author Zachary Wagner about his book Non-Toxic Masculinity. Zachary offers a fresh approach to thinking about masculine sexuality from a nuanced Christian perspective. He paints a beautiful picture of healthy masculinity in light of the redemptive story that God has for all of humankind.   Guest Resources Zachary's Website: zacharycwagner.com Non-Toxic Masculinity: Recovering Healthy Male Sexuality Follow Zachary Thanks to Our Sponsors This episode is sponsored by Called.Called is a professional network specifically designed for people in ministry! For anyone from youth interns to executive pastors, Churches to Christian nonprofits, Called is THE place to find community and discover opportunities. Connect with ministry peers who share your calling and passion for building the future of the church.  Sign up at called.co to build your profile and start making connections today!   -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram   Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
11/28/202354 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Soul of Desire w/ Dr. Curt Thompson

Author and Psychiatrist Curt Thompson joins us on the podcast to talk about his book The Soul of Desire. We explore the topics of beauty, vulnerability, longing, community, and the nature of desire.   Guest Resources Connect with Dr. Thompson and his work Being Known Podcast Neuro Faith Podcast Philosopher Roger Scrutun's Beauty   Thanks to Our Sponsors This episode is sponsored by Called.Called is a professional network specifically designed for people in ministry! For anyone from youth interns to executive pastors, Churches to Christian nonprofits, Called is THE place to find community and discover opportunities. Connect with ministry peers who share your calling and passion for building the future of the church.  Sign up at called.co to build your profile and start making connections today! -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
11/21/202358 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sexual Exploitation and Sex-Trafficking with Kim Jones of My Refuge House

We got to sit down with Kim Jones, Director of Engagement for My Refuge House, a non-profit that provides long-term aftercare to survivors of commercial and online sexual exploitation of children and abuse in the Philippines. We talked about the work that MRH is doing to restore one life at a time, as well as discuss some of the nuances of the culture of trafficking and sexual exploitation.   Resources Mentioned Learn more about My Refuge House Attend Fashioned for Freedom   Thanks to Our Sponsors This episode is sponsored by Called.Called is a professional network specifically designed for people in ministry! For anyone from youth interns to executive pastors, Churches to Christian nonprofits, Called is THE place to find community and discover opportunities. Connect with ministry peers who share your calling and passion for building the future of the church.  Sign up at called.co to build your profile and start making connections today! -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
11/14/202353 minutes, 39 seconds
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Genesis of Gender w/ Dr. Abigail Favale

Our guest this week is Dr. Abigail Favale, writer and professor in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. Her book—Genesis of Gender—is an important resource for understanding the gender paradigm, and applying a Christian approach to the cultural narratives.   Resources Mentioned The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory Abigail's Website -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
11/7/202348 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cultural Round-Up: Slow Journalism

Our hosts sit down and talk through some of the things we're been reading and enjoying this season. Some of the topics we talk about: The concept of "Slow Journalism" The downfall of relentlessly pursuing optimization through technology How we walk through grief and do suffering well. Resources Mentioned Delayed Gratification: Slow Journalism Magazine The Convivial Society Technology Newsletter A Strange New World by Carl Trueman Tara Lapinksy's Podcast Unexpecting Our episode with Adam Young -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
10/31/202346 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nobody’s Mother with Dr. Sandra Glahn

In this week's episode, we have a conversation with Professor Sandra Glahn on the topics of infertility and how women have served in historical Christianity. We look at her latest book— Nobody’s Mother— a re-examining of Paul’s words in 1 Timothy 2:15 with new social and historical context that helps us better understand God’s view of women.   Resources Mentioned Nobody's Mother by Sandra Glahn Website: Sandraglahn.com Walking through Infertility by Matthew Arbo   Thanks To Our Sponsors We love the Pour Over and we think you will too! The Pour Over provides concise, politically neutral, and entertaining summaries of the world’s biggest news paired with reminders to stay focused on eternity. Subscribe in just one click...click here! -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
10/24/202347 minutes, 33 seconds
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Impossible Marriage with Matt and Laurie Krieg

While marriage can be easy for some, the reality of two sinners entering into union with each other is often fraught with hardship. This week we chat with Laurie and Matt Krieg on their own personal journey through marital strife and what it has taught them about love and the gospel.   Guest Resources An Impossible Marriage: What Our Mixed-Orientation Marriage Has Taught Us About Love and the Gospel Learn more or listen to the Hole in My Heart Podcast: lauriekrieg.com/   Thanks To Our Sponsors We love the Pour Over and we think you will too! The Pour Over provides concise, politically neutral, and entertaining summaries of the world’s biggest news paired with reminders to stay focused on eternity. Subscribe in just one click...click here! -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
10/17/202351 minutes, 59 seconds
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Young Adulthood

How has a post-covid culture changed the landscape of young adulthood? Tymarcus and Liz are joined by a few special guests, Jenna Hernandez and Chelsea Conway, to talk about all things young adulthood – life in transition, dating apps, family and more.    -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
10/10/202353 minutes, 28 seconds
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Critical Biblical Theory with Dr. Christopher Watkin

We are joined by Dr. Chris Watkin to have a conversation around how Christians can engage the culture around them and about his book Biblical Critical Theory. The idea of Critical Theory is a hot button topic in our western culture, but we believe you will find this conversation both challenging and encouraging.    Resources Mentioned Biblical Critical Theory by Christopher Watkin Nancy Guthrie's Website  Even Better Than Eden by Nancy Guthrie God's Big Picture by Vaughn Roberts Gospel and Kingdom Graeme Goldsworthy City of God by St. Augustine City of God Lecture Series by Charles Matthews   Connect with Dr. Christopher Watkin Website | Twitter (X) | Podcast    -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
10/2/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Future of Work with Dan Churchwell

This week we look at technology's effects on the future of work and how it's shifting the job market. How can we think through the human need based on the Christian vision of a person, while also seizing opportunities in an increasingly changing market?   Resources Referenced Book: Knowing God's Will Book: The Call Acton.org Connect with Dan Churchwell: Twitter | [email protected]   Thanks To Our Sponsors We love the Pour Over and we think you will too! The Pour Over provides concise, politically neutral, and entertaining summaries of the world’s biggest news paired with reminders to stay focused on eternity. Subscribe in just one click...click here! -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
9/25/202347 minutes, 38 seconds
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Unity in Christ with Issac Adams

We continue our series on life and community in a post-pandemic society by sitting down with author and pastor, Isaac Adams. In this episode we discuss the cure to loneliness, the danger of isolation and how God models what community should look like.   Guest Resources Connect with Isaac: Instagram | Twitter (X) United We Pray Isaac's Book: Talking About Race: Gospel Hope for Hard Conversations   Thanks To Our Sponsors We love the Pour Over and we think you will too! The Pour Over provides concise, politically neutral, and entertaining summaries of the world’s biggest news paired with reminders to stay focused on eternity. Subscribe in just one click...click here! -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
9/18/202344 minutes, 32 seconds
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Christian Vision of the Person

This week we talk to Michael Miller, lead research fellow at the Acton Institute, about how society has changed since the pandemic, and what the implications are for human flourishing from a theological view.   Guest Resources The Acton Institute The Moral Imagination Podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts Poverty Inc. Film Themoralimagination.com    Thanks To Our Sponsors We love the Pour Over and we think you will too! The Pour Over provides concise, politically neutral, and entertaining summaries of the world’s biggest news paired with reminders to stay focused on eternity. Subscribe in just one click...click here! -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
9/11/202356 minutes, 46 seconds
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Summer Recap: Barbie, Rapper KB and UFOs

We’re back! This season we’re diving into various topics on recovering community and human dignity in a post-pandemic world. But first, we need to cover some of the headlines and big movies from this summer. Buckle up! Thanks To Our Sponsors We love the Pour Over and we think you will too! The Pour Over provides concise, politically neutral, and entertaining summaries of the world’s biggest news paired with reminders to stay focused on eternity. Subscribe in just one click...click here! -- One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
9/4/202342 minutes, 23 seconds
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Season Wrap-Up

On the last episode of this season we talk about some of the headlines, some of our current favorite books, and movies. We also discuss what some of our highlights were from this past season. We will be taking a break for the summer, but we will be back in September with new episodes! Books Mentioned Try Softer Aundi Kolber Epic of Eden by Sandra Richter The Patient Ferment of the Early Church by Alan Kreider Bullies and Saints by John Dickson Hyperion by Dan Simmons Ministry in a Secular Age by Andrew Root — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]  
7/3/202341 minutes, 7 seconds
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Navigating Trauma with KJ Ramsey

In this episode, we sit down with writer and counselor KJ Ramsey to talk about her book The Lord is My Courage, and how to find compassion and courage in the midst of anxiety and fear.   Resources referenced: The Lord is My Courage Get KJ's newest book: The Book of Common Courage   — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
6/26/20231 hour, 32 seconds
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Re-Broadcast: Episode 68 Juneteenth and Systematic Racism

In honor of Juneteenth, we wanted to re-air an episode we produced a few years ago. In this episode, we discuss systematic racism, particularly what that has looked like in our local context of Dallas, Texas, and why the Church today should care. We’re also joined by Charlie Dates, senior pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago for a conversation on the topic. While this episode wasn't recorded recently, the topics are very much relevant today. To learn more about Bonton Farms and the work they are doing in Dallas, visit their site and follow them on social: Instagram | Facebook — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
6/19/20231 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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Family of God with Rachel Gilson

We were thrilled to welcome author Rachel Gilson as we journey into the rich topic of the Family of God, its beauty, and the ways the church may have fallen short in embodying its fullness.  In our conversation, we discuss how friendship both inside and outside of marriage can mirror the gospel's beauty, the significance of sibling relationships, and the importance of cultivating relationships across different life stages and generations.   Resources Referenced: rachelgilson.com Rachel's memoir: Born Again This Way — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
6/12/202345 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wisdom and Vulnerability with Adam Young

This week we have a conversation with counselor, speaker and host of The Place We Find Ourselves podcast, Adam Young. Adam is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to wisdom in vulnerability, engaging with your story and learning how to listen well. He provides really helpful insights on how to sit with yourself and your own wounds and how to sit with others in their wounds. Resources referenced: adamyoungcounseling.com  The Allender Center The Nap Ministry Resources for learning to engage with your story Listen to: The Place We Find Ourselves Follow Adam Young: Instagram — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
6/5/202339 minutes, 32 seconds
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Wisdom and Relationships with Dr. Pennington

In this episode, we have a conversation with author and speaker Dr. Jonathan Pennington about something we all need: Relationships. What does it look like to have curiosity and compassion for others. What does Godly wisdom look like in cultivating healthy relationships and what are some of the pitfalls in developing intimate relationships? Guest Resources  jonathanpennington.com/ Jesus the Great Philosopher Twitter | Instagram | Facebook — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
5/29/202344 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cultural Roundup: Yeezy’s, Collective Grief, Limiting Consumption & NBA Playoffs

This week we have a conversation around some interesting cultural headlines including Adidas, the NBA, as well as a conversation about how to grieve well after national tragedies like the shooting in Allen, Tx, and how to establish healthy habits for media and information consumption. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
5/22/202334 minutes, 48 seconds
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Wisdom for Dating & Marriage

Marriage is a beautiful, God-given covenant that points to the way Christ loves the Church. But we live in a fallen world and marriage is also very difficult. So how can we apply Godly wisdom to our marriages? — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
5/15/202347 minutes, 3 seconds
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Wisdom & Singleness

In this episode, Elizabeth is joined by a few friends to discuss some of the misconceptions  surrounding singleness in both secular and Christian culture. They share their personal experiences navigating singleness and address harmful lies that often creep into the conversation, such as the notion that being single means something is wrong with you or that marriage is the only path to sanctification. Additionally, we explore a biblical view of singleness and sexuality in a post-christian culture that holds sexual expression as integral to being truly human. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
5/8/202345 minutes, 35 seconds
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Wisdom and Sex Pt. 2 with Timothy Ateek

In part 2 of our discussion on God’s wisdom and design for sex, we are joined by Pastor Timothy Ateek to talk about the pitfalls of pornography use, how to find freedom from addiction to porn and God’s grace for sexual sin. Recommended Resources Recovery at Citizens Church The Death of Porn by Ray Ortlund — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
5/1/202345 minutes, 5 seconds
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Wisdom and Sex with Sam Allberry

As part of a 2-episode arc, we want to look at God’s wisdom and design for sex. In this episode, we are joined by Author and Pastor Sam Allberry to talk through sexuality in a post-Christian culture, what Jesus says on the topic, and how to engage those who don't believe what Jesus and the Bible says is actually good for them. Resources referenced New release of Is God Anti-Gay? What God Has to Say About Our Bodies 7 Myths About Singleness — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
4/24/202350 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Church in China with Hannah Nation

We are joined by Christian writer Hannah Nation to discuss her work with the Church in China, her new book, and what what encouragement and lessons can be learned for the Church in America. Resources referenced: Faith in the Wilderness: Words of Exhortation from the Chinese Church Center for House Church Theology — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
4/17/202356 minutes, 57 seconds
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Wisdom & Leadership

In this episode of Culture Matters, we dive deep into the concept of wisdom and leadership, exploring the different types of leaders often seen in our culture and how Jesus personifies the wise leader. We discuss the temptations and pitfalls that leaders can face, the importance of embracing the ordinary aspects of life, and to leave a legacy as a leader. Join us for an enlightening conversation on how to cultivate a vision for the future by embracing your limitations and learning from wisdom.   Resources Referenced The Imperfect Pastor To learn more about Zack Eswine visit: https://preachingbarefoot.com — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
4/10/202341 minutes, 19 seconds
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Gun Control and TGC Controversy

How can Christians have reasonable dialogue and respectful conversation around difficult topics and be a light in the world? Adam, Tymarcus and Elizabeth tackle some difficult conversations in this episode. Largely, the tragedy that occurred in Nashville at Covenant Christian School, as well as the recent twitter debate over Joshua Butler's latest book. Resources Mentioned Theology in the Raw Episode 1062 After Nashville Moral Numbness Is Our Enemy - Russel Moore, Christianity Today — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
4/3/202358 minutes, 33 seconds
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Spiritual Disciplines with Mason King

In a culture of "hustle," how do we think through the things that are vying for our attention. How can you create more space in our life to pay attention to God so you aren't weight down by the feeling of inadequacy? Today we talk about pastor Mason King about new book—Christian Disciplines—and some of the practices he's found to be instrumental in cultivating a relationship with God. Resources Mentioned A Short Guide to Spiritual Disciplines: How to Become a Healthy Christian — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
3/27/202351 minutes, 56 seconds
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Robots & ChatGPT: Should Christians be Concerned?

ChatBots, AI and Robots — Oh my! On this episode we discuss pop-tech with Dr. John Dyer. He provides a biblically framework for thinking about technology, and categories to help us engage wisely. Resources Referenced in this Episode From the Garden to the City People of the Screen Ecclesiology for a Digital Church Worship.ai Podcast.ai — This episode is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. Give online therapy a try at faithfulcounseling.com/CultureMatters and get 10% off your first month. One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
3/20/202346 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dangerous Jesus with KB

In this episode, we sit down with rapper, podcaster, and speaker Kevin ‘KB’ Burgess to discuss his new book—Dangerous Jesus: Why the only thing more risky than getting Jesus right is getting Jesus wrong! Resources Mentioned Dangerous Jesus: Why the Only Thing More Risky than Getting Jesus Right Is Getting Jesus Wrong This episode is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. Give online therapy a try at faithfulcounseling.com/CultureMatters and get 10% off your first month. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
3/13/202355 minutes, 58 seconds
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Wisdom and Discernment

What is wisdom? What defines virtue? How does Christianity offer a framework by which we can discern and make choices in life? These are the questions we will look at this week. Resources Mentioned Joseph Honescko Article — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
3/10/202342 minutes, 23 seconds
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Starting Place with Elizabeth Woodson

This week we talk with our very own co-host Elizabeth Woodson about some exciting new projects she’s working on—The Starting Place Podcast and The Woodson Institute, an organization created to equip believers in how to understand and grow their Christian faith. Resources referenced: Subscribe to Elizabeth's new podcast, Starting Place The Woodson Institute — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
3/3/202322 minutes, 23 seconds
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Revival, Rihanna, & Rootedness

Culture Matters is back! For our first episode of the season, we revisit some of the recent headlines and cultural moments through a Christian lens—the Asbury revival, the economy, the continued gun violence in America, and Rihanna’s halftime show.    Books Adam and Elizabeth are reading: The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl Trueman The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
2/24/202331 minutes, 34 seconds
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Culture Matters Live

For our last episode of the season, we recorded an episode in front of a live audience. It was so much fun to try to tackle all of your questions – from politics to consuming media to our favorite authors. It's always interesting to know what our listeners are thinking about and care about. We will be back next year with some really great content! Happy Holidays.   — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
12/16/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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Art That Lasts

This week we are joined by Kelsey Hency, CEO & Editor in Chief of Fathom Magazine to talk about the craft of writing, editing and publishing. We explore what good writing is, how it can form us, challenge us and how readers should inquisitively and critically approach written media. You can learn more about Fathom Magazine at fathommag.com   — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
12/9/202239 minutes
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Social Justice through Economic Flourishing

I’m this episode we sat down with Rachel Ferguson to discuss her work as Director of the Free Enterprise Center at Concordia University. Her study and work begs the question—How do we grow community involvement and develop local business in order to restore urban communities labeled as at-risk? Rachel offers a lot of insight Christians can learn from in order to better help human flourishing in our cities.    Check out what LOVEtheLOU is doing to revitalize St. Louis   Black Liberation Through the Marketplace By Rachel Ferguson and Marcus Witcher — For the last episode of the season, Culture Matters is recording a live and in-person Q&A with the hosts on December 8 at 7 pm, at Citizens Church in Plano, TX. This is an open invitation; no registration is required. We also encourage you to submit your own questions or topics that you would like to hear our hosts discuss!  Hope to see you all on December 8!    Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
12/2/202256 minutes, 14 seconds
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Celebrities and the Church

In this episode, we spoke with Katelyn Beaty, author of the book Celebrities for Jesus. We discussed fame, platform and celebrity—the dangers and how to think rightly of unhealthy leadership. Beaty offers a way of thinking where Christians give a wide berth towards power and try to steward what they have instead of seeking celebrity status.  Check out the book: Celebrities for Jesus We are recording a live Q&A with our hosts Adam, Elizabeth and Tymarcus on December 8! Submit your questions and topics you would like to hear them discuss here. The episode will be released on December 16 as our season finale.  — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
11/18/202241 minutes, 6 seconds
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Paradoxes with Jen Pollock Michel

In a world filled with paradoxes, two knowable truths that seem to be in contradiction to one another, how can Christians reconcile those places of tension? We are joined by author Jen Pollock Michael to talk about her book Surprised by Paradox and how wrestling with life's paradoxes can enable us to love others better as well as increase our trust and dependence on God.   Buy the book.   Read more about Jen and subscribe to her newsletter.     — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
11/11/202255 minutes, 43 seconds
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A Conversation with Daniel Nayeri

In this episode, we sat down with author Daniel Nayeri to talk about his memoir Everything Sad is Untrue—a fascinating and beautiful journey of a story that explores faith and family through the eyes of young Daniel, an Iranian immigrant now living in rural Oklahoma.   Buy the book   Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
11/4/202251 minutes, 50 seconds
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A Conversation with Andrew Peterson

This week on the podcast we talked to author/singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson about what God teaches us about Himself through His creation and how we can develop our own creativity.  Connect with Andrew's work The Rabbit Room Buy The God of the Garden — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
10/28/202238 minutes, 56 seconds
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Devotional Songwriting with Jon Guerra

This week on the podcast, we got to have a thoughtful conversation with singer-songwriter Jon Guerra about cultivating deeper devotion and worship for the creative God through ordinary ways.    — Come see Jon on Tour in Dallas with us:  Tickets for October 28   Stream Jon’s Music   A couple of the writings Jon mentioned:  Low Anthropology Little Virtues     — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
10/21/202245 minutes, 33 seconds
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Cultural Roundup: The Queen, Woman King & Serena

This week Adam and Elizabeth are joined by Tymarcus and Chelsea in a cultural round-up episode examining a few of the latest headlines—the Queen's passing, Serena's retirement, and the movies and books we've been enjoying.      — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
10/14/202234 minutes, 11 seconds
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Politics and the Scandalous Gospel

On this episode, we got to sit down with Lee Camp to talk about how the church can engage with government in a redemptive way while honoring God’s truth.     Scandalous Witness  www.TokensShow.com     Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
10/7/202248 minutes, 50 seconds
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Reclaiming the Language of Lament

Lament is a unique prayer that turns us to trust God in profound ways amidst profound pain. This week we talk with Pastor Mark Vroegop about his book Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy and how Christians learn the language of lament.    —  Links  Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament by Mark Vroegop   https://www.amazon.com/dp/1433561484/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_T6F8VS4V22K1P0BG1DXX   — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
9/30/202237 minutes, 8 seconds
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A Curious Faith

This week we got to chat with a friend of the podcast, Lore Ferguson Wilbert, about her new book A Curious Faith. In this book, she asks her readers to explore the hard questions and meditate on God’s word in a way that ultimately encourages a more beautiful and rich relationship with Jesus Christ. — Links The book: A Curious Faith Lore’s Blog: LoreWilbert.com Lore's other book we mentioned: Handle With Care See Also: Andy Crouch's The 4 Quadrants — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
9/23/202238 minutes, 32 seconds
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Beauty and Kindness w/ Rich Villodas

Through his book, Good and Beautiful and Kind, Rich Villodas offers a contemplative practice, based on the gospel, that helps us find joy and beauty despite a hostile and difficult world.      Good and Beautiful and Kind: Becoming Whole in a Fractured World https://a.co/d/btzQzIg The Deeply Formed Life: Five Transformative Values to Root Us in the Way of Jesus https://a.co/d/e5h9DJu — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/  
9/16/202240 minutes, 36 seconds
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Spiritual Grandparenting

Christians are called to disciple regardless of age. In this episode, we talk with Bob and Brenda Peitzman, who have continued to faithfully live out the great commission in their twilight years, as spiritual grandparents.   Learn more about the Legacy Coalition Ministry: https://legacycoalition.com/     — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
9/9/202239 minutes, 4 seconds
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Will Smith, Summer of Blockbusters and Student Loans

In this opening episode of our latest season, we recap some of the popular headlines from summer.    Link to the article Adam and Tymarcus mention   — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/  
9/2/202248 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Future of Technology & Human Flourishing

We wrap up this season with an amazing conversation with Andy Crouch. We discuss everything from technology to robots, to justice and human flourishing, as we navigate his latest book — The Life We're Looking For. Purchase Andy's new book: The Life We’re Looking For — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
6/24/202250 minutes, 23 seconds
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Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen

Everyone deals with regret, hurt, and fear, but how do we find the beauty in those experiences? The most compelling gospel teachers have learned to live with such transparency about their hurts and fears which encourages others and honors God through every season of life.  This is the question that Scott Sauls explores in his new book, Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen. Purchase the book Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
6/17/202244 minutes, 58 seconds
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The SBC Report

This week, Adam and Elizabeth talk about the recent SBC report on sexual abuse and abuse cover-ups within SBC churches. Read the Full report here: Guidepost Report Listen to Dr. Russel Moore's interview with Rachael DenHollander Some additional resources to help train and prevent abuse: Church Cares Curriculum   Ministry Safe Training — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
6/10/202240 minutes, 54 seconds
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Work and Worship with Dr. Walter Strickland

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Walter Strickland about his book Every Waking Hour, which addresses the question: When we think of faith and work, how can I use my place of work to glorify God? And how is what I do on a day-to-day basis matter to God as part of his creation? Strickland argues there is even a way to tie our work into an argument for God's better design.    Purchase the book - Every Waking Hour — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
6/3/202250 minutes, 14 seconds
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Talking About Race with Isaac Adams

In this interview with Isaac Adams, we discuss his book Talking About Race and the practical truths needed to enter those conversations with compassion and humility. Unity is complex, costly, and uncomfortable, but Adams offers a way forward through the gospel.   — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
5/27/202234 minutes, 50 seconds
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Cultural Roundup: (Dis)Order in the Court

This week we want to address a more timely topic, which is, the recent court-related headlines. Specifically the Roe v. Wade, Depp v. Heard, and Melissa Lucio cases. We ended up asking the broader question: How do we filter through the mess and assess whose voice are we listening to most — the world’s or God’s?   Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
5/20/202244 minutes, 45 seconds
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Transgender Identity & the Church with Preston Sprinkle

In this episode, we have a great conversation with Preston Sprinkle, President of the Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender, and host of Theology in the Raw podcast. Preston talked to us about his book Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible Has to Say and how the church can have a better understanding of the issues in order to minister and speak about the topic with grace and truth.    Book: Embodied Podcast: Theology in the Raw   — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
5/13/202242 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ministering to the Incarcerated

This week we got to talk to our good friend, Jerica Olson, about her work in ministering to incarcerated women in both jail and prison. It’s an interesting conversation and we hope you feel encouraged to think about the ways you can minister and make disciples in your own spheres. Check out this organization that Jerica referenced: Prison Fellowship — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
5/6/202238 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ministering to the Lost

In this episode we sat down with two ministers, Chad and Jenna, to talk about some of the cultural assumptions about mission work, and what the Bible actually says. Chad and Jenna also offer some practical examples of what it looks for Christians to live out Christ’s commission to make disciples.    — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
4/29/202244 minutes, 13 seconds
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Cultural Roundup: The Devil, Disney & the Brown Nomination

In this week's episode, we talk through a few of the recent headlines—Denzel Washington's words to Will Smith after "the slap," Disney's recent announcement, and reactions to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation. — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
4/22/202243 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Cross and the Resurrection in Culture

Today, on Good Friday, we talk about how Christ's death and resurrection is perceived in secular culture and reflect on the hope of the cross — how Christians can proclaim the hope of the gospel in our lives, workplaces, and relationships.   — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
4/15/202220 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Conversation with Dr. Jonathan Pennington

This week we got to talk with Dr. Jonathan Pennington about the concept of happiness in the gospels, and about his book Jesus the Great Philosopher.  Purchase Pennington's Latest Book --- Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
4/8/202258 minutes, 21 seconds
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Family Discipleship wiith Adam Griffin

For a lot of Christian parents, discipling their kids can feel overwhelming. We're so happy to have our friend Adam Griffin join us this week to help break down some of the challenges parents face, and how possible and practical raising our kids to love Jesus can actually be.   To purchase Adam's Book: Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home through Time, Moments, and Milestones — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
4/1/202240 minutes, 5 seconds
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Cultural Roundup: Oscars, Olympics & Kanye

This week we are talking about films, the winter Olympics, Kanye and how the Christian should engage in these arenas. — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
3/25/202241 minutes, 37 seconds
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Elizabeth Woodson: Embrace Your Life

We are talking about Elizabeth Woodson's new book that comes out next week! Her book, Embrace Your Life, is a practical and vulnerable guide for how to trust God and learn to love the life He has given you, even when it doesn't look like you had imagined. Her book is available everywhere March 22. You can preorder her book here. — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
3/18/202223 minutes, 40 seconds
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Crisis in Ukraine

This week we talk about what's happening in Ukraine. How did we get here and what is the Christian ethic on war and aggression?   Article: Is Russia's War On Ukraine About Religion?   — Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
3/11/202232 minutes, 2 seconds
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New Season Trailer

The moment you have all been waiting for has arrived! Our next season is here and we are really excited about what we have planned. Be on the lookout for our first episode Friday.   — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
3/8/20222 minutes, 48 seconds
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What is Anti-Racism?

On our last episode of the season, we are joined by author and teacher Dr. Lucretia Berry. Dr. Berry helps us understand what is meant by the term "anti-racism" and how Christians should be thinking and engaging with the cultural narrative and attitude toward race.   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
1/10/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
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Our 2021 Favorites

We kick off the new year with a look back at some of our favorite books, music and movies from 2021. We seriously loved some of the art put out in 2021. Check out our 2021 wrapped!   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
1/1/202231 minutes, 59 seconds
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Women in Ministry

We are joined this week by Author, Bible Teacher and Minister, Jen Wilkin. Jen has been on staff at The Village Church for many years and joins us to talk about the challenges and opportunities that accompany women in ministry roles.   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
12/17/202153 minutes, 35 seconds
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Christian Education

On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Mason King, Executive Director of the Institute at The Village Church. We talk about what shapes, disciples and informs the way we think and what role the church should play in forming Christians as disciples of Christ. Resources: Deep Discipleship by J.T. English 12 Ways Your iPhone is Changing You by Tony Reinke How to Think by Alan Jacobs Breaking Bread with the Dead by Alan Jacobs Who God Says You Are by Klyne Snodgrass Hidden Worldviews by Steve Wilkens   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
12/3/202145 minutes, 20 seconds
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Cultural Roundup: Chappelle, Meta & Dune

It's time for a little cultural roundup! This week we are joined by Tymarcus Ragland and Chelsea Conway to talk about Dave Chappelle's latest special, Meta (formerly Facebook) and the new Dune movie. We delve into how Christians should approach comedy/art, think about technology, and what truths can be learned from a sci-fi movie. Dune Explainer - Joanna Robinson The Dune Phenomenon - Elizabeth Bachmann –  Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
11/19/202152 minutes, 46 seconds
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Denominations and Institutions Part 2: Looking Ahead

We're continuing our conversation around denominations and institutions with Kyle Worley this week. We consider what the future of denominations, particularly the SBC, could look like in the near future and the implications of a church's affiliation with these institutions. Are they beneficial? Are they detrimental? Are they crumbling and if so, is that a bad thing?    – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
11/12/202142 minutes, 1 second
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Denominations & Institutions Part 1: Looking Back

This week is part one of a two-part episode exploring denominations and religious institutions in America. Specifically, we talk with Kyle Worley about the origins of denominations in America and how they inform our present religious and political climate. Kyle is a long-time friend of Culture Matters and is also a Pastor at Mosaic Church in Richardson, TX. as well as co-host and executive producer of the Knowing Faith podcast.   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
11/5/202151 minutes, 8 seconds
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New Season Teaser

Our new season starts next Friday and we're really excited about it. Here's a sneak peek of what we will be talking about! Enjoy.
10/29/20211 minute, 14 seconds
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Mental Health: The Church and Mental Health

This week, we wrap up our series on mental health with a conversation with author and L.P.C. Greg Wilson about his forthcoming book and the role the Church plays in helping those who are hurting. We hope you have found this series on mental health helpfull and encouraging. We will be back soon with new content. Stay tuned!   Resources When Home Hurts: A Guide for Responding Wisely to Domestic Abuse in Your Church by Jeremy Pierre and Greg Wilson Is It Abuse? A Biblical Guide to Identifying Domestic Abuse and Helping Victims by Darby A. Strickland   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/  
9/3/202152 minutes, 43 seconds
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Minisode: Listener Call-in

This week we take some time to hear stories from some of you, our listeners. We hope that what you hear in these stories is that there is always hope and you are not alone. Even in difficult times, there is community to be found through our shared story.   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
8/27/202111 minutes, 22 seconds
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Mental Health: Trauma and PTSD

This week we continue our series on mental health with a conversation about trauma and PTSD. Author and LPC Greg Wilson joins us for the conversation.  Additional Resources More info on EMDR: www.emdria.org Book: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk Book: Suffering and the Heart of God by Daine Langburg (www.dianelangburg.com) Book: Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
8/20/202151 minutes, 41 seconds
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Minisode: Mental Health and Athletes

Do we expect too much of our athletes? How should Christians think about things like professional sports, Olympics and national pride? In this minisode, we talk about professional athletes and the toll the public spotlight can have on them.   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
8/13/202114 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mental Health: Eating Disorders

This week we will be talking about mental health and how it relates to eating disorders. Special guest Rachael Rosser-Schulte joins Taryn and Tymarcus for the discussion. This topic can be difficult to listen to for some who have had or currently struggle with eating disorders. Listener discretion is advised. – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
8/6/202144 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mental Health: Substance Abuse

We continue our mental health series with a conversation about substance abuse. Special guests Michael Snetzer and Tymarcus Ragland join Taryn for the discussion.  For more information about Recovery and Steps programs visit citizenschurch.com/Recovery   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
7/30/202145 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mental Health: Depression and Suicide

We continue our mental health series with a conversation about depression and suicide. Special guest Summer Vinson Berger joins Elizabeth and Taryn for the discussion.  Check out our sponsors, the CSB Bible and the Dwell Bible App.
7/23/202142 minutes, 22 seconds
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What’s Next for Culture Matters?

After a short hiatus, we are back with a new season! We catch up on the last few months and share what's next for Culture Matters.  
7/23/20219 minutes, 19 seconds
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Minisode: Anxiety and the Bible

Adam and special guest Jamin Roller do a mini episode on anxiety and the Bible, looking at how Scripture defines anxiety and exploring answers to how we surrender this battle to the Lord. For more resources on anxiety, we invite you to watch Jamin Roller's sermons on anxiety: Anxiety and Anxiety: Part 2.   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
7/16/202119 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mental Health: Anxiety

We continue our mental health series with a deep dive into the topic of anxiety. Special guest Jamin Roller joins Elizabeth and Taryn. For more resources on anxiety, we invite you to watch Jamin Roller's sermons on anxiety: Anxiety and Anxiety: Part 2.   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
7/9/202143 minutes, 49 seconds
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Share Your Mental Health Story

For our current series on mental health, we are encouraging listeners to call in and share your stories of mental health. We may even share your story on a future episode. The number is 214-238-4639. 
7/6/202143 seconds
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Minisode: Adam’s Story of Anxiety

As a part of our mental health series, Adam Hawkins shares about his ongoing battle with anxiety and how Jesus has taught him that healing comes in the absence of a cure.  – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
7/3/202116 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mental Health: Our Past, Present and Future

We start our new series on mental health by taking a look at where we are in the wake of a global pandemic, where we've been and where we are headed as a society.  – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
6/25/202129 minutes, 52 seconds
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New President, New Pixar Movie

We do a cultural roundup discussing our new president, Joe Biden, and some of his recent executive orders. We also talk about the new Pixar movie Soul.   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
2/8/202143 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Truth About Being Pro-Life

Following the anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade, we have an honest conversation about abortion and the pro-life movement.   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
2/2/202146 minutes, 8 seconds
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COVID and Science With Dr. Emily Smith

We have a conversation with epidemiologist Dr. Emily Smith about faith, science and COVID, discussing the fears and truths about the vaccine.   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
1/19/202139 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Best Music, Film and Books of 2020

We start 2021 by reflecting on 2020, talking about our favorite movies, TV shows, albums and books from last year and how they gave us glimpses of the Christian story.    – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
1/11/202131 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Jericho March, Stimulus Checks and Election News

In this episode, we do a cultural roundup, discussing everything from the Jericho March protesting the 2020 presidential election, recent stimulus checks and the latest election news out of Georgia.    – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
1/5/202129 minutes, 41 seconds
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Race and the SBC With John Onwuchekwa (Part 2)

We continue our conversation about race and the Southern Baptist Convention, as pastor John Onwuchekwa shares his story and why he made the difficult decision to leave the SBC.   – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
12/24/202044 minutes, 56 seconds
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Race and the SBC With Dwight McKissic (Part 1)

We talk with Dwight McKissic, Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, about his experience in the Southern Baptist Convention as a black pastor, as well as his concerns and hopes for the SBC.    – Become a Patron   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/cultrmatterspod culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/
12/22/202044 minutes, 31 seconds
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Using Our Online Conversations for Good With Daniel Darling

We talk with author Daniel Darling about the power of words and how Christians can use their words and online conversations for good.  — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
12/14/202039 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Countercultural Season of Advent

Adam Griffin has a discussion with Dr. Jay Wright of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church in Dallas about the season of Advent. They discuss how Advent is different than Christmas and how it pushes against many of our cultural norms, stories and practices.  — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
12/7/202029 minutes, 33 seconds
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Carl Lentz, Moral Failures and COVID-19

We have a discussion about celebrity pastors and the moral failure of Carl Lentz. Then we talk about the latest concerns and news around COVID-19.  — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
11/30/202045 minutes, 27 seconds
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Staying Faithful After the Election

We have an honest conversation about the 2020 presidential election, reflecting on the outcome, the controversy and conspiracy theories, and how Christians can demonstrate a different response than what we are seeing in our culture right now. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
11/19/202058 minutes, 59 seconds
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Quick Update on Culture Matters and the Election

This is a quick update, encouraging you to go out and vote and to let you know that this week's episode will post after the election, at the end of the week. 
11/2/20201 minute, 39 seconds
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The Social Dilemma of Social Media

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. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
10/27/202039 minutes, 28 seconds
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Political Compassion and Conviction With Justin Giboney

As we prepare for the upcoming election, we have another conversation about faith and politics. Attorney, political strategist and president of the And Campaign Justin Giboney joins us to talk about political compassion and conviction. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
10/20/202031 minutes, 27 seconds
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Our Political Divide With David French

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.  — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
10/13/202046 minutes, 20 seconds
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Spiritual Formation and Politics With Kaitlyn Schiess

Faith and culture writer Kaitlyn Schiess talks about her new book, The Liturgy of Politics. We discuss how politics shape our spiritual lives and how our spiritual lives shape our politics.  — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
10/6/202035 minutes, 25 seconds
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Family Discipleship in 2020

Adam Griffin talks with Adam and Elizabeth about the new book he wrote with Matt Chandler called Family Discipleship. We chat about the challenges and opportunities of raising kids in 2020. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
9/28/202039 minutes, 37 seconds
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Chadwick Boseman, Sports Bubbles and COVID News

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. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
9/21/202036 minutes, 38 seconds
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Pursuing holiness, seeking the common good and staying hopeful in 2020

We round out this season of Culture Matters by looking at 1 Peter's framework of pursuing holiness, seeking the common good and staying hopeful amid suffering. We discuss everything from racial injustice and COVID-19 to politics and cancel culture. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
6/30/202035 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Latest on COVID-19

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.  — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
6/23/202039 minutes, 12 seconds
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Conspiracy Theories

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 CTIA Wireless Health Facts The Safety Limits and Myths of 5G — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
6/15/202046 minutes, 6 seconds
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Black Lives Matter

We have a short special episode to reflect on the life of George Floyd and to communicate loudly and clearly that black lives matter. We discuss the challenges, realities and opportunities of our cultural moment.  — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
6/8/202015 minutes, 40 seconds
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Extremism

Our "ism" series continues with a discussion on extremism. From radical religious movements to sports fandom, we talk about the ways extremism does and doesn't line up with the Christian story. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
6/2/202034 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sports Withdrawals and The Last Dance

We're joined by special guest Timothy Thomas to discuss the absence of sports amid COVID-19 and the new Michael Jordan documentary series The Last Dance.  — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
5/25/202029 minutes, 35 seconds
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Racial Injustice and Ahmaud Arbery

Special guest Timothy Thomas joins Adam G and Elizabeth to talk about the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and the ways racial injustice exists in our world today. They discuss a faithful Christian response to racism and prejudice. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
5/19/202041 minutes, 1 second
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Systemic Racism With Charlie Dates (REBROADCAST)

This week, we decided to rebroadcast a past episode on Juneteenth and systemic racism in light of the recent news about Ahmaud Arbery. Our conversation with Charlie Dates and visit to Bonton Farms help us understand some of the ways racism still exists in our country and how Christians can seek justice.
5/11/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

During lockdown amid COVID-19, many people are making and sharing lists of their favorites things. We decided to do the same and share our all-time favorite movies, books, TV shows and albums. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
5/5/202052 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Blessing of Technology During a Pandemic

Elizabeth and the Adams talk about a biblical view of technology and share some examples of how technology is a blessing, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.  — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
4/28/202037 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Power of Touch With Lore Ferguson Wilbert

We talk with writer, author and friend Lore Ferguson Wilbert about her new book Handle with Care: How Jesus Redeems the Power of Touch in Life and Ministry. We also discuss the implications of physical touch amid COVID-19.  — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
4/18/202051 minutes, 9 seconds
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Abiding in Christ and Suffering Well During COVID-19

We take another episode to discuss our current situation of COVID-19 and talk about how to abide in Christ and suffer well during these dark, difficult days.  — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
4/7/202044 minutes, 22 seconds
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Christian Faithfulness Amid COVID-19

We remained socially distanced but still recorded this episode over Skype. The hope of this discussion was to describe how COVID-19 has affected our world and lives and how we might remain faithful as Christians during these difficult days. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
3/27/20201 hour, 32 seconds
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Cancel Culture?

We discuss the popular notion of cancel culture, looking at how Christians should and shouldn't participate in this behavior. — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
3/21/202026 minutes, 42 seconds
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Neighboring with Mr. Rogers (REBROADCAST)

Amid the Coronavirus lockdown, we decided to rebroadcast some of our favorite episodes from the past. This episode focuses on the life and legacy of Fred Rogers aka Mr. Rogers.
3/15/202038 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nationalism

We do another episode in the "ism" series and discuss the topic of nationalism. We try to answer the question: Can Christians be nationalists?  — One of the best ways to support the show is by becoming a Patron. Your support helps us continue producing this show. Follow us on social: Instagram Twitter Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co. If you would like to sponsor this show, email [email protected]
3/7/202022 minutes, 22 seconds
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Finding Courage in a World of Fear

On this episode, we’re joined by Matt Chandler and David Roark to discuss their new book, Take Heart: Christian courage in the age unbelief, and how Christians can live in hope and courage in an increasingly hostile world.
3/15/20180
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Movies, Movies, Movies and TV

We wrap up the year with talk of Star Wars and how the series has influenced our view of the world. We also share our top five movies and TV shows of 2017.
12/14/20170
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Hip-Hop and Artistic Insight With Jackie Hill Perry

Hip-hop artist and writer Jackie Hill Perry joins us and shares the role of art in her story of gospel transformation. She and guest Jahmaol Clark discuss the relationship between hip-hop and the Church.
11/30/20170
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Christians and Politics

We host U.S. Senator James Lankford and discuss his role in the political arena, the current political landscape, as well as how Christians can remain faithful.
11/16/20170
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Gaming for the Glory of God

We talk with Richard Clark about video games, looking at their value and cultural influence, as well as how Christians should engage with and even play video games in a way that glorifies God.
10/19/20170
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How to (Not) Make Sense of Natural Disasters

We talk about a Christian response, both theologically and practically, to natural disasters and hear a story from a Houston pastor whose church is walking through the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
10/5/20170
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The Sin of Racism

In light of Charlottesville and the racial divide in our country, we look at how the sin of racism is both personal and systemic. We also discuss the need to move from belief to action.
9/22/20170
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The Transgender Debate

We’re joined by author Andrew Walker to discuss what the Bible says about gender identity and how to faithfully enter into the transgender debate.  
9/7/20170
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Real News, Fake News and the Good News

We’re joined by a journalist and a journalist turned pastor to discuss how Christians should think think about news and media.
8/17/20170
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Home School, Private School or Public School?

Education tends to be a divisive issue, but we share ways that Christians can be faithful whether they choose home, private or public education.
8/3/20170
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Life in the Spirit in a Time of Terrorism and Political Chaos

Chatting with Mark Sayers, we reflect on the upheaval of the 21st century, from terrorist attacks to political confusion, and discuss a Christian view and response.
6/22/20170
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Celebrating and Passing the Torch

We celebrate our 50th episode by chatting with Matt Chandler and Josh Patterson about transitioning the podcast. We also discuss the “why” behind Culture Matters.
6/8/20170
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Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality With Dr. Russell Moore

We sit down with Dr. Russell Moore, President of the ERLC, to talk about a Christian view and response to artificial intelligence and virtual reality in our culture. 
5/26/201757 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Tech-Wise Family With Andy Crouch

We talk with author and speaker Andy Crouch about everyday steps for putting technology in its proper place as a family.
5/5/201742 minutes, 38 seconds
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N.T. Wright on How the Resurrection Shapes Our Daily Lives

Reflecting on Easter, we chat with New Testament scholar and theologian N.T. Wright about the resurrection of Jesus Christ and its implications on our work and our culture.
4/21/201737 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ernie Johnson on Sports and Faith

We talk with the legendary sportscaster about his Christian faith and how that plays out at home and work, from adoption and his battle with cancer to “Inside the NBA.”
4/6/201738 minutes, 33 seconds
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Lent 101

We have an honest conversation about Lent, discussing the “why” and “what,” along with some practical tips for making the most of the season.
3/18/201727 minutes, 46 seconds
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Rod Dreher & The Benedict Option

We talk with author Rod Dreher about his book and strategy for Christians living in a post-Christian nation, from maintaining our identity and beliefs to how we deal with politics and public education.
3/3/201732 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Cultural Epidemic of Domestic Violence

We’re joined by Taryn Mays and Summer Vinson Berger to discuss the epidemic of domestic violence and abuse in our culture, how to understand this issue and how we can respond as the Church.
2/17/201743 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Role of Art With Makoto Fujimura & Martin Scorsese’s Silence

We talk with artist Makoto Fujimura about a Christian view and approach to art, as well as director Martin Scorsese's film, Silence, which tells a story of apostasy and martyrdom. 
2/3/20171 hour, 31 seconds
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Physician-Assisted Suicide & the Importance of End-of-Life Care

We talk about the imago dei and the implications that a biblical view of human dignity has on end-of-life care and physician-assisted suicide in our culture.
1/13/201740 minutes, 13 seconds
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All Things Advent

We take a break from our regular conversations about culture to talk about Advent, looking at the history and ways that Christians can practice it today. 
12/16/201633 minutes, 29 seconds
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Creating a Culture of Life

We have a discussion about abortion with Matt Chandler and Brian Fisher, the President of Human Coalition, a pro-life organization seeking to make abortion unthinkable and unavailable in our lifetime. 
12/2/201641 minutes, 49 seconds
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Our Technology Crisis & How to Think About Thanksgiving

We chat with the author of The Big Disconnect, Catherine Steiner-Adair, about ways technology is making us sadder and lonelier and how it is disconnecting parents and children. Then we discuss the place of Thanksgiving in the Christian life.
11/18/20161 hour, 34 seconds
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Trillia Newbell on Diversity and Racial Reconciliation

Author, blogger and speaker Trillia Newbell talks with Josh and guest host Kyle Worley about her personal story concerning race and discrimination. They discuss God's vision for diversity, the reality of racial injustice, our current cultural climate and how we can pursue reconciliation moving forward.
11/4/201647 minutes, 32 seconds
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Public Faith & The Birth of a Nation

We talk about the film The Birth of a Nation, which tells the story of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion. We then have a conversation about politics with Alan Noble and Michael Wear. 
10/17/201645 minutes, 46 seconds
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Thabiti Anyabwile on Single-Issue Voting & the 2016 Presidential Election

We have a robust conversation with pastor and author Thabiti Anyabwile on single-issue voting, the 2016 presidential election and why he is casting a vote for Hillary Clinton. 
10/7/201641 minutes, 16 seconds
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Apologetics, Hard Conversations & the Phenomenon of Stranger Things

In this episode, Matt and Josh talk with author and pastor Joshua Ryan Butler about judgment, hell, apologetics and other hard topics. Then in our Slow Takes segment, we take a look at the phenomenon of Netflix's original series, Stranger Things, specifically why were drawn to the mysterious and supernatural and how to think about it in light of the gospel.
9/11/201645 minutes, 29 seconds
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A New Name, the Olympics and Pulling Stunts With Dude Perfect

We talk about changing the name of the podcast to Culture Matters and then sit down with a couple of the guys from sports group Dude Perfect about their story and faith. 
9/1/201647 minutes, 55 seconds
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Alissa Wilkinson on Film, Criticism and What Makes "Good" Art

Josh and David Roark sit down with Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson about a Christian view of movies, the need for film criticism and how we can assess what is a good or bad movie. 
6/30/201642 minutes, 46 seconds
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Gloria Furman on Missional Motherhood

Jen Wilkin joins Matt to talk with Gloria Furman, wife, mother and author of several books including The Pastor’s Wife, Word-Filled Women’s Ministry, Glimpses of Grace and Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full. They focused on her newest book, Missional Motherhood, which fits motherhood into the biblical story.  
6/9/201637 minutes, 58 seconds
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James K. A. Smith on the Spiritual Practice of Habit

The conversation covers everything from what it looks like for a Southern Baptist Church like ours to have a biblical, gospel-centered liturgy to the role of technologies and innovations in discipleship to the ways our personal habits and cultural practices shape us day in and day out.
5/26/201648 minutes, 51 seconds
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Timothy Keller on Reaching Cities & Renewing Culture

We kick off the show with some thoughts about our Defending Life forum, discussing how Christians can truly be pro-life when it comes to the issue of abortion. Then Dr. Timothy Keller joins us to discuss the Rise Campaign, an initiative to see the gospel go forward in New York City over the next 10 years. From there, we talk about the relationship between churches and cities, as well as cultural renewal and what it looks like for churches to bring the gospel to every sphere of life.
5/12/201643 minutes, 30 seconds
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Complementarity, Compatibility and the Attributes of God

Anne Lincoln Holibaugh and Jen Wilkin join us to talk about complementarianism and Jen's new book, None Like Him. We discuss whether or not complementarity and compatibility are at odds and then move to a discussion about the attributes of God.
4/28/201634 minutes, 24 seconds
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Eric Metaxas on Social Justice and Learning From the Past

We chat with Eric Metaxas about the significance of history and how we can learn from those who have come before us when it comes to engaging culture and fighting for social justice, specifically the issue of abortion.
4/14/201639 minutes, 28 seconds
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Andrew Wilson on Ministry and Parenting Kids With Autism

We have a conversation with Andrew Wilson, discussing everything from ministry in the UK to what it looks like for Andrew and his wife, Rachel, to parent two children with regressive autism.
3/27/201647 minutes, 29 seconds
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Engaging Politics Wrongly and Rightly

In light of election season, we have a discussion about how to engage politics wrongly and rightly. Matt and Josh are joined by TVC staff members Kyle Worley and Anne Lincoln Holibaugh. Together they discuss the pros and cons of the Republican and Democrat parties and what it might look like to let our Christian beliefs and values inform the way we think about laws and policies while considering the fact that we live in a pluralistic society.
3/17/201641 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tony Romo on Faith and Football

The quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo, talks with Matt and Josh about the intersection of faith and professional sports. He shares his testimony, discusses the unique challenges of being a Christian and a pro athlete and also opens up about what family discipleship looks like in the Romo home.
2/18/201642 minutes, 4 seconds
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Islam, the Nations & #AskTVC

Special guest Afshin Ziafat, the lead pastor of Providence Church, joins us to talk about what the Christian response to refugees should look like and to share some insight on the Islamic faith. In our new #AskTVC segment, we answer questions about Christians supporting Donald Trump, false gospels, the Sinner's Prayer and more.
2/5/201641 minutes, 22 seconds
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Lecrae, Hip-Hop & Cultural Engagement

We spend some time talking about Advent and then chat with Grammy-winning hip-hop artist and record producer Lecrae. This leads to a conversation about celebrity, cultural engagement and hip-hop, from how Lecrae has dealt with his success, recent changes at Reach Records and the way Christians should approach artists like Kendrick Lamar.
12/9/201533 minutes, 16 seconds
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Wrapping Up The Apostles Creed & Eric Geiger on Discipleship Models

We are joined by Eric Geiger, Vice President at LifeWay over its Church Resources Division and author of several books, including Simple Church, Identity, Transformational Discipleship and Creature of the Word (co-authored by Matt Chandler and Josh Patterson). We discuss the grand mission of the Church—discipleship—and the various models by which churches carry out this mission.
11/22/201534 minutes, 32 seconds
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Southlake & Understanding Our Humanity

Zack Eswine, pastor of Riverside Church in Webster Groves, Missouri, and author of several books, including Sensing Jesus and The Imperfect Pastor joins us to discuss the importance of recognizing our own humanity, especially for pastors and ministers. We talk about common temptations that cloud this sense of humanity and daily rhythms that can help regain it.
11/12/201541 minutes, 2 seconds
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Staff Retreat & a Discussion on Gun Control

This week Matt and Josh are joined again by JT English, Pastor of Training for The Village Church Institute, and by Adam Hawkins, Spiritual Formation pastor at our Plano campus. They discuss guns, gun control laws, why this is all such a big deal and how we should view this controversial issue as Christians.
10/16/201533 minutes, 9 seconds
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Halloween, Holidays & Brad Lomenick on Leadership

We discuss how Christians should approach Halloween and have a discussion with author Brad Lomenick about leadership in and outside the Church. 
10/10/201539 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Syrian Refugee Crisis With David Platt

We're joined by David Platt, the current President of the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board, to talk about international missions and the Syrian Refugee Crisis. 
9/19/201537 minutes, 35 seconds
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Weekend Gathering; Work as Worship & Cultural Renewal

We discuss the purpose and outworkings of the weekend gathering on Sundays and have a conversation about God's heart and intention for vocation and the work we do. 
9/11/201533 minutes, 4 seconds
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Denton, Church Planting & the Pros and Cons of Multi-site

We sit down with Beau Hughes, the Lead Pastor of The Village Church Denton, to talk about the pros and cons of multi-site and the future of church planting. 
8/27/201533 minutes, 11 seconds
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Creeds, Literature & Cultural Engagement

After taking a break for the summer, we return with a conversation about Matt's sabbatical, our fall sermon series on The Apostles' Creed and how we should respond to and engage with our current cultural climate. Special guest Dr. Karen Swallow Prior, author and professor of English at Liberty University, provides clarity on how we might approach abortion and the Planned Parenthood scandal, as well as same-sex marriage.
8/10/201531 minutes, 47 seconds
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Worship and Liturgy in the Church and Culture

Pastor and author Mike Cosper joins the show to discuss the relationship of culture to worship and liturgy in the church. They also examine the connection between worship and discipleship, bad vs. good media, and how parents can make informed decisions about media consumption for their kids.
5/22/201537 minutes, 45 seconds
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Covenant Membership and More on Is God Anti-Gay

Our own Trevor Joy joins Josh and Matt to discuss what Covenant Membership is and why we do it, in light of our upcoming classes. They also share some lessons learned in developing ministries over time and how to turn a vision into a reality.
5/7/201537 minutes, 23 seconds
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Is God Anti-Gay? & Same-Sex Attraction

We're joined by author and pastor Sam Allberry to talk about same-sex attraction from a biblical perspective and seek to answer the question at the heart of Sam's new book, Is God Anti-Gay?
4/24/201529 minutes, 11 seconds
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Singleness & The Importance of Women in Ministry

Lore Ferguson, a Covenant Member, writer, designer and speaker, joins Josh and Matt to discuss singleness, complimentarianism and women in ministry. They explain why The Village doesn't have specific ministries for singles or women (or men), and Lore shares how singles can steward their stage of life, seeing it as a gift, for the sake of the gospel.
4/3/201528 minutes, 21 seconds
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Bob Sturm, March Madness & Adoption

Matt and Josh are joined by DFW radio personality and sports analyst, Bob Sturm, to talk about March Madness, from why the tournament is so exciting to who they think is going to win it all to what makes college basketball different than the NBA. They also talk to Bob about being a Christian on a popular sports radio station, as well as his family's journey to adopt a son from Honduras.
3/21/201529 minutes, 30 seconds
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Homosexuality & Same-Sex Marriage

In this episode, guest Dr. Russell Moore joins the podcast show to discuss homosexuality, same-sex marriage and how the Church should respond. Dr. Moore serves as president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is dedicated to engaging the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and speaking to issues in the public square for the protection of religious liberty and human flourishing. Pastor of Training JT English also returns to guest-host and talk more about Training at The Village.
3/7/201531 minutes, 51 seconds
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Balancing Family & Ministry; Mission Statement

Josh and Matt talk about the James series, particularly trials and suffering well. They also share some fun discoveries from the series #faithworks hashtag before moving into Lent and what resources are available for it. Next, Josh and Matt attempt to answer the question of how they, as pastors, balance family life and ministry. In closing out, they discuss The Villages mission statement and discipleship.
2/21/201529 minutes, 36 seconds
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NFL and Brain Injuries

We discuss violence in the NFL and football, specifically how Christians should react. During Ministry at The Village, JT shares the vision for Training classes and forums at The Village.
2/5/201531 minutes, 54 seconds
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Family Discipleship; Abortion & the Role of the Church

We have a discussion about The Village Church's framework for family discipleship. Then we discuss the topic of abortion and the role the Church should play with this important issue. 
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Ferguson & Racial Reconciliation; Favorite Movies

This month, Matt and Josh are joined by special guest Anthony Moore, our Fort Worth campus pastor. In Life at The Village, they discuss the season of Advent and preparing for 2015. For Culture and Theology, the men share their favorite and most anticipated movies of the year. At the end, the discussion turns to racial reconciliation and how believers and churches should respond to Ferguson and Eric Garner.
12/15/201441 minutes, 12 seconds
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Brittany Maynard, Cancer & the Sanctity of Human Life

In Life at The Village, Matt and Josh wrap up our A Beautiful Design sermon series and discuss the season of Advent and how to make the most of the holidays this year. For our Culture and Theology segment, they talk about the Brittany Maynard story, Matt's battle with cancer and the sanctity of human life.
11/19/201432 minutes, 20 seconds
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NFL & Domestic Violence; Multi-Site to Church Plant

In Life at The Village, Matt and Josh discuss A Beautiful Design, why we are doing the fall series and the implications of the Imago Dei. The managing editor of our blog and author of Women of the Word, Jen Wilkin, joins them for Culture and Theology to discuss the current NFL scandal, how the gospel applies to abuse and domestic violence and how churches might respond. Leadership and Ministry looks at our conviction to use multi-site as a strategy for church planting and how that is playing out at our Denton campus.
10/10/201435 minutes, 32 seconds