"Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith & Culture"– iTunes
"A weekly podcast that offers Christian perspectives on some of the most significant issues facing today's church and culture. In each episode, hosts Scott Rae and Sean McDowell — professors at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology — draw upon biblical wisdom and insights from guest experts as they explore how Christians can thoughtfully and faithfully engage with cultural trends and current events."
"Exegete Your Culture"– Ed Stetzer
Ed Stetzer is offering a free 25-page guide with "10 Checkpoints on Knowing and Reaching Your Culture."
"The Unlikely Endurance of Christian Rock"– The New Yorker
"The genre has been disdained by the church and mocked by secular culture. That just reassured practitioners that they were rebels on a righteous path."
"God Shook My World at an EDM Concert"– Christianity Today
"My journey to faith began six years ago, when I had dinner with a coworker and his wife who were evangelical Christians. There was nothing out of the ordinary about them, but the contrast between our lives was jarring. After dinner, I was meeting up with friends to split up some drugs. My coworker and his wife never got drunk. Instead of getting messed up on weekends, they helped people. I went with them to church a few times, but nothing stuck. I could see the appeal of a Christian lifestyle. I just didn’t believe any of it."
"Things That Matter: The Church, Systems & No Silver Bullets"– CalvaryChapel.com
"On this episode of Things That Matter, guest Pastor Daniel Im of NewChurches.com and author of the book, No Silver Bullets, discusses the approach of systems when speaking on ministry as the Church. Daniel gives examples of natural systems such as a root system in a forest, the solar system, and even systems in our own human anatomy that leads to his point of how God clearly likes systems. He gives an example of spiritual maturity, and how it can be defined differently amongst the Church that is useful not only for ministry leaders, but for individual believers as well. Check out Daniel’s website and his book for more information! NewChurches.com"
"Short Answers: What is the Gospel?"– Solas
"What is the Gospel? What does it mean, and why does it matter? In the first of a two-part series, Andy unpacks the term and explains why its meaning is important."
"8 Beautiful Marks of the First Christians"– NateHoldridge.com
"The believers in Antioch were far different from the culture they lived in. Because they lived in an environment without a connection to Judaism like the church in Jerusalem had the Christ-followers in Antioch stuck out like a sore thumb. Antioch was a Roman city, influenced by the Roman and Greek way of life, the third largest city in the empire. So, as people watched those believers do their thing, a new title began to form. They were called Christians because they followed Christ."
"Bridging the Gap Between Counseling and Preaching"– Expositors Collective
"In this candid conversation, Conor Berry and host Mike Neglia talk over some embarrassing sermon failures, things that they have both learned over the years and the link between counseling and preaching."
"God's Loving Grace: An Interview with David Guzik"– Doreen Virture
"David Guzik makes the Bible come alive with his brilliant commentaries, as you'll hear in today's live broadcast with Doreen Virtue and Melissa Dougherty."
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