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Culture Matters 2.19.16

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. U.S. Supreme Court Loses a Respected Member Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of what appears to be a heart attack last weekend; the known details are covered at The Washington Post. After the unexpected death of such an important political figure, several articles were published about Justice Scalia, including ones by Elliot Milco, who named Scalia “our mighty ...

Culture Matters 2.12.16

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. That Dragon, Cancer Radiolab produced a podcast entitled “The Cathedral” to tell the story of Ryan and Amy Green, a Christian couple who created the video game “That Dragon, Cancer.” The game explores their battle with cancer on behalf their son, Joel, who was just 1 year old when he was diagnosed. It is a beautiful and powerful tool to help people understand the ...

Culture Matters 2.5.16

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Politics and The Chronicles of Narnia Gina Dalfonzo wrote an article on First Things arguing that Trump is “Nikabrik’s candidate.” Nikabrik is a character from The Chronicles of Narnia who desperately calls upon the power of the evil White Witch to help Narnia. Tired of waiting for Aslan—who may be nearer than we think—we turn elsewhere. It doesn’t matter ...

Engaging Muslims

Author: Sarah LongCategory: Culture

When I told my Jesus-following friends I would be speaking in a mosque, testifying to Jesus’ work in my life and how He motivates me to stand against discrimination, hate crimes and oppression, I was met with suspicion and confusion. With Islamophobia on the rise, countering the dehumanization of Muslims is an unpopular stance, but it is the right one. We should not be a people motivated ...

Lent: Into the Wilderness

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: General, Culture

O Lord and Master of my life! Take from me the spirit of sloth, faint-heartedness, lust of power and idle talk. But give me rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to my servant. Yea, O Lord and King! Grant me to see my own errors and not to judge my brother; for thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen. A common fourth-century prayer of Lent from St. Ephrem the Syrian

Culture Matters 1.29.16

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Canon and Culture Bruce Ashford has a phenomenal series of posts over at the ERLC’s “Canon and Culture.” The series covers religious problems with every political ideology. If you find yourself frustrated with the lack of Christian nuance when discussing political ideologies, you will love these posts. Some of the topics covered include conservatism, progressivism, ...

Abortion Is Everyone's Issue

Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: Culture

Conversations about abortion can be grim and bleak. There are a lot of facts we can’t shy away from or ignore. The reality is that, from 1973 – 2015, 55 million babies were aborted in the United States alone. The majority of these abortions were performed for convenience, not because of a medical emergency. This is more lives lost than the Holocaust of World War II. More than the ...

Culture Matters 1.22.16

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Abedini Finally Free Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American pastor from Idaho, was released this weekend in a prisoner exchange between Iran and America. Since being imprisoned in 2012, Abedini has been a banner for religious liberty with everyone from Billy Graham to President Obama to the United Nations calling for his release. “We are grateful for the release of Pastor Saeed," stated ...

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