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Culture Matters 12.18.15

Author: The Village Church

1. Person of the Year German Chancellor Angela Merkel became just the fourth woman to be named Person of the Year by Time magazine since it began giving out the title in 1927. She was a physicist before entering the world of politics in 1990 and has been Chancellor of Germany (the country’s first female Chancellor) for the last 10 years. "It's pretty easily Angela Merkel," [Time ...

Discipled by College Football

Author: Jonathan WoodliefCategory: Culture

The smell of barbecued beef, chicken or hot dogs sizzling hours before that first kick. Grown men collapsing on the floor because of the shanked extra point. The possibility that your team could beat any given team on any given week. A variety of ages and ethnicities, shirtless and bundled, team logos and body paint, all chanting in unison.   To call it an emotional sport would be an ...

Culture Matters 12.11.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Star Wars Is Returning Soon This Rolling Stone article speaks to the movie’s stars, young and old, about the new Star Wars film, opening next weekend. The article doesn’t really reveal much about the film that isn’t evident from the trailers; indeed, there has been quite a bit of secrecy surrounding the latest installment of Star Wars. However, it is an interesting read for ...

Taking the Gospel to the Movies

Author: David RoarkCategory: Culture

Over the past few years, I’ve been in a number of conversations and seen many social media posts in which Christians—some of whom are my good friends—talk about how much they love a certain movie or adore a particular director. Many of these films and filmmakers, however, boast ideas and notions that run contrary to the Christian faith. They condone and glamorize sexual ...

Culture Matters 12.04.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Shooting in San Bernardino America’s deadliest shooting in almost three years occurred Wednesday in San Bernardino, California, at the Inland Regional Center, a facility that aides people of the community with disabilities. 14 people were killed and 21 injured while the two suspects were pursued and eventually killed in a shootout with police. This article from The New York Times ...

Pastors Are People

Author: Kyle WorleyCategory: Ministry

I was drinking my coffee, walking toward the room I was about to teach in, when all of a sudden I tripped and spilled coffee down the front of my shirt. I thought, “Great. Now I’m going to look like a moron when I teach these people about union with Christ.” A couple of weeks later, I was teaching about the Abrahamic covenant and made a reference to Tindr that made it sound ...

Culture Matters 11.27.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Refugee Resettlement In light of the Paris attacks, there have been countless articles published recently on the question of whether the U.S. should accept refugees. Christians need to be as innocent as doves and as shrewd as serpents when considering issues as complex as refugee resettlement. Russell Moore, Kevin DeYoung and Jonathan Merritt all wrote articles representing a range ...

Comparison and the Kind Word

Author: Julie WildingCategory: Culture

One perk of my job is getting to spend a lot of time around women. These women come in lots of different varieties, which has exposed me to a wide range of life stages, struggles, wins and losses. The same arms that have hugged new mommies, newlyweds and go-getters have also held the grieving, lonely and broken. I think all women would agree that being a woman can be hard. To varying degrees, ...

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