Posts Tagged: culture

Interview: How Should Christians Think about Social Justice?

Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission.   How Should Christians Think about Social Justice? This is one of the most important interviews I have posted in awhile. And I can think of no one more qualified than my friend and colleague Thaddeus Williams. He is the author of Reflect: Becoming Yourself by Mirroring the… Read more »

5 Reasons Our Culture Is Obsessed with Sex

  [Original post by Sean McDowell found here]   Western culture is obsessed with sex. Sex dominates our movies, music, television, advertising, conversations, social media and more. But the question many people fail to ask is: why? There are myriads of reasons for this. Some reasons are certainly more germane than others. And they undoubtedly overlap…. Read more »

How Do We Communicate with Winsome Persuasion in our Hostile Culture?

[Original post by Sean McDowell found here]   Tim Muehlhoff and Richard Langer are two of my colleagues at Biola University. Dr. Muehlhoff teaches Communications and Dr. Langer teaches Biblical Studies and Theology. They recently partnered up to tackle a vital issue for today—how do Christians communicate with winsome persuasion in a culture that seems to be increasingly at odds… Read more »

How Do We Help the Next Generation Navigate Culture?

  [Original post by Sean McDowell found here]   As a parent of three kids, I am frequently trying to help them best navigate cultural voices vying for their hearts and minds. This is why I am thrilled about the new book  A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World, by Brett Kunkle and John… Read more »

Freedom Through Obedience: A Lesson from Star Wars

  [Original post by Sean McDowell found here.] Personal autonomy has become the reigning virtue of our day. If it feels true to you, then it must be true for you. As SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy famously said, “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe,… Read more »

Ten Areas Where Pastors Need to Be Trained for the 21st Century

The American culture has shifted dramatically in a relatively short period. From shifting social rules and cultural expectations to new, pervasive technologies, the pastors of today are facing a different world than their predecessors. Besides the obvious and always-necessary training in unchanging, Biblical truth, what tools and training do pastors need to minister to the… Read more »

Millennials and the Bible: 3 Surprising Insights

What do Millennials think about the Bible? Much has been made of the growing post-Christian sentiment among America’s youngest generation of adults. But how has this well-documented turn away from religion affected Millennials’ views of Christianity’s most sacred text? Has the “brand” of the Bible suffered or significantly shifted among young adults?

Respect and Relationships

Healthy family relationships are based on truth, which is established with trust and respect.  But these values are being redefined and challenged by our culture.