Resources on Culture

Mar 4, 2016

Your Neo-Pagan Neighbor and The Gospel by Owen Strachan

It’s right as a believer to be alarmed, saddened, and discomfited by the modern trajectory of the American soul. In all seriousness, feeling these things does not make you geriatric. It signals that you have a conscience, and that it is active. But I do not come to bury our culture.

Oct 21, 2016

Why So Few Christian Intellectuals?

A Response to Alan Jacobs

It is a very difficult thing indeed to be a boldly biblical Christian in elite culture today.

Apr 30, 2015

Why Do We Need So Many Books On the Gospel? by Staff

After 2,000 years, don't we know by now what the gospel is? Haven't we "been-there-done-that?" Why do we need one book after another on the same old topic?

Mar 29

Why Artists Need Theology by Owen Strachan

The truth of the matter is that there is no ground for creativity that comes close to the intellectual fertility of Christian theology. 

Jun 2, 2014

When Our Sons Ask For Stones, Let's Give them Bread by Jared C. Wilson

In the religion news headlines this week is the story of a pastor who has decided the Bible condones homosexuality. His church, it seems, has determined to see how they might live in a tension between those who agree and disagree. Dr. Mohler has a reflective piece on the situation. It is likely not a coincidence that the pastor in question has a son who has recently come out…

Nov 11, 2015

When Our Children Ask for Stones, Let's Give Them Bread by Jared C. Wilson

We familyolaters take what most of us consider the most important thing in our lives and give it the weight of our worship in a way that is both dishonorable and unsustainable. And we end up living "Thus saith the family" rather than "Thus saith the Lord."

Aug 3, 2015

What Would Jesus Say to People Buying and Selling Baby Parts? by Garrett Kell

While there certainly should be political and legal discussions about these events, the most important question we must always ask is, “What would Jesus say about it?”

Sep 27, 2016

What will the American evangelical landscape look like in 20 years?

We ask Trevin Wax, "What will the American evangelical landscape look like in 20 years?"

Nov 22, 2016

What Trump Hath Wrought: 6 Election Takeaways by Owen Strachan

As evangelicals seeking to engage the city of man, what are we to make of this year's Presidential election? Here are six brief thoughts.

Jan 23

What if You Aborted a Future Janitor?

Why We Should Reject Utilitarian Arguments Against Abortion

Christians should have nothing to do with utilitarian arguments against abortion.

Aug 23

Trevin Wax on Why Christians Should Care About Pop Culture

Series: Conversations

Is it important to pay attention to cultural narratives?

Aug 2, 2015

Traditionalism is Winning by Jared C. Wilson

As changing views on gay marriage, among others, go to show, secularization marches on. Traditionalists may be on the losing end of historic real estate, at least for now, as well as booed out of the public square for their views on sex. Down the road, though, they still look to possess something else critical.

Dec 18, 2015

The Worst Chapter in the Bible and Your Daily Newsfeed by Nick Murray

And then I look from Judges to my newsfeed, and I see videos of tiny human beings, who have been dismembered, who have been packaged up, sold, and utilized for research. I look to my newsfeed and see the celebration of sexual freedom, that lauds sex without cost or price.

Jan 27, 2016

The World Needs Pastors by Owen Strachan

There is much in life that cannot be fixed, but must simply be endured. Pastors are fitted for this reality.

Sep 13

The Unspiritual Boldness of White Supremacy by C. J. Moore

But the shame is in the fact that they, in many ways, show more faith in their beliefs than I do.

Mar 29

The Right Side of the Line by Darrell Deer

The line between noble intentions and prideful purposes is so difficult to see that it's easy for us to cross.

Sep 16, 2016

The Remedy for All by Savannah Henson

It's in His Gospel that we find the remedy for sin, in any manifestation.

Sep 14

The Kidification of America

On the Goodness of Maturity

Contra our narcissistic culture, you find yourself when you find God.

Mar 8

The Gospel Is Bad News For Our Stereotypes by Owen Strachan

The work of Christ applied to our hearts is such an unstoppable, unopposable force that it refigures us entirely.

Feb 9

The Gospel and Social Media Part 4 by Ronni Kurtz

Thinking through these questions often can help identify your stream as a gospel-filled well your followers should drink from often or a gospel-less pit followers should avoid.

Feb 2

The Gospel and Social Media Part 3 by Ronni Kurtz

In a thread of confirmation bias, hate, uncareful thinking, narcissism, and over exaggerations, be the voice of gospel reason.

Jan 26

The Gospel and Social Media Part 2 by Ronni Kurtz

Remember, a cross and the pursuit of the good of others should mark your Christian life. This must be true for your social media presence as well.

Jan 19

The Gospel and Social Media Part 1 by Ronni Kurtz

Your justification isn’t in the fact that you don’t post selfies or engage in over-the-top political comment streams. It’s in the blood of a murdered Son.

Aug 31

The Church, Politics, and Bonhoeffer's Way Forward - Part 3

Start at the Bottom and Work Your Way Lower

We prefer power. But oh, to find the beauty of service good again!

Aug 30

The Church, Politics, and Bonhoeffer's Way Forward - Part 2

The Kingdom Maker

The goal is not for Christians to seize power through political maneuvering, but it is instead for Christians to model how the Kingdom of God subverts and redeems power.

Jun 4, 2015

The Church and Her Transgender Neighbors by Katie McCoy

The increasing presence of transgender individuals demonstrates humanity’s underlying desire to understand themselves, to achieve a sense of wholeness.

Jan 25

The America We Forgot by Owen Strachan

There is much wisdom when you have a love for people wherever you find them, urban or rural.

Mar 20

Tale As Old As Time by Allyson Todd

The gospel is the ultimate "tale as old as time" because we get God.

May 31

Stop Using Your Personality Test as a Crutch by Michael Kelley

If you’re a Christian, knowing your personality is not your end game.

Jun 17, 2015

Should I Attend My Friend's Same-Sex Wedding? by Sam Parkison

What if I go there to show the love of Jesus; to show some grace? After all, didn’t Jesus hang out with sinners?

Dec 15, 2016

Should Christians Care About the Religious Liberty of Muslims? by David Prince

Christians should defend the religious liberty of other faiths with as much zeal as they defend their own.

Apr 5

Sex: The Cathedral of Our Culture by Sam Bierig

Sex simply cannot sustain the weight of our culture's expectations.

Oct 25, 2015

Sensitivity in the Midst of Sensationalism by Zach Crook

While it is tempting to try to join into the current media trend of “whoever yells the loudest must be right,” there might just be a better way

Sep 24, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage is An Opportunity for the Gospel by Jeff Dodge

From a global and epochal perspective, we have a rare privilege! Few Christ-followers have ever enjoyed the level of freedom that God has given to us to engage our neighbors and our government with our Biblical worldview.

Feb 24

Russell Moore on the Culture War by Russell Moore

Series: Conversations

If conservatives have lost the culture war and the American church is in decline, what is there for evangelicals to be encouraged by?

Jun 15, 2015

Russell Moore on Preparing a Church for Today's Culture

What are some practical things local churches should do to be prepared to be on mission in the new "exile?”

What are some practical things local churches should do to be prepared to be on mission in the new "exile?”

Jun 13, 2016

Russell Moore on How Political A Pastor Should Get With His Flock by Russell Moore

Series: Conversations

Russell Moore answers the question: How political should a local church pastor get with his flock?

Jun 20, 2016

Russell Moore on Abstaining from Votes

Is it a sin to abstain from certain votes?

Series: Conversations

We asked Dr. Russell Moore, president of the ERLC, "Is it a sin to abstain from certain votes?"

Jun 16, 2015

Race Is A Gospel Issue by Matthew Emerson

What gives you the eyes to see and ears to hear the image of God in your fellow man clearly and truly other than the gospel?

Aug 11, 2016

Politics, Propaganda, and Practicing What We Preach by Adam McClendon

Throughout the Scriptures, believers are challenged to respond to society in a way reflective of the amazing love and grace we have received from God, while not allowing thoughts of self-preservation to dictate the ways in which we interact with our culture.

Sep 7, 2015

Perversion of Justice (in Another Sense) by Jared C. Wilson

It was not justice for the state to sanction same-sex marriage. It is in fact injustice, because it sanctions as "righteous" what God has called unrighteous.

Nov 9, 2016

Pastors, Prepare for November 13th by Daniel Brueske

Pastors all over the country will learn a great deal about the health of their respective congregations on November 13th.

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Russell Moore

What is the one thing you would say to the pastor concerned about cultural decline?

by Staff

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say to the pastor concerned about cultural decline?

Sep 18, 2015

One Thing: Andrew Walker

What is the one thing you would tell churches about the days ahead?

What is the one thing you would tell churches about the days ahead?

Jul 2, 2015

Light and Fellowship in The Darkness by Jason G. Duesing

In the real world of the twenty-first century, the Christian’s sojourn through our contemporary culture is very much like that of the Fellowship of the Ring's journey through the Mines of Moria.

Sep 2, 2015

Learning From The Global Church on Same-Sex Marriage by Logan Gentry

We have a lot to learn from the global church in how to follow God in our current time.

Apr 24, 2015

Knowing the Good and Doing the Good

Why Your Church Should Care About Ethics

Ethics at the level of the local church is never an enterprise to puff up the church’s standing based on moralism. All that we do proceeds from who we are.

Aug 30, 2016

Jonathan Leeman on "The Church and Politics"

We ask Jonathan Leeman, "In what way should a church be political?"