Culture Matters

Matters of culture should matter to us—because they matter to God. Hosted by Elizabeth Woodson, Adam Hawkins and Tymarcus Ragland—the Culture Matters podcast explores the intersection of faith and culture. Looking at everything from politics, art and entertainment to issues such as racial reconciliation and the sanctity of human life, we discuss what it looks like to live faithfully on mission—in the world but not of the world.

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Culture Matters Live

Friday Dec 16, 2022

Friday Dec 16, 2022

For our last episode of the season, we recorded an episode in front of a live audience. It was so much fun to try to tackle all of your questions – from politics to consuming media to our favorite authors. It's always interesting to know what our listeners are thinking about and care about. We will be back next year with some really great content! Happy Holidays.

Art That Lasts

Friday Dec 09, 2022

Friday Dec 09, 2022

This week we are joined by Kelsey Hency, CEO & Editor in Chief of Fathom Magazine to talk about the craft of writing, editing and publishing. We explore what good writing is, how it can form us, challenge us and how readers should inquisitively and critically approach written media.

Friday Dec 02, 2022

I’m this episode we sat down with Rachel Ferguson to discuss her work as Director of the Free Enterprise Center at Concordia University. Her study and work begs the question—How do we grow community involvement and develop local business in order to restore urban communities labeled as at-risk? Rachel offers a lot of insight Christians can learn from in order to better help human flourishing in our cities. 
Check out what LOVEtheLOU is doing to revitalize St. Louis
Black Liberation Through the Marketplace
By Rachel Ferguson and Marcus Witcher

For the last episode of the season, Culture Matters is recording a live and in-person Q&A with the hosts on December 8 at 7 pm, at Citizens Church in Plano, TX. This is an open invitation; no registration is required. We also encourage you to submit your own questions or topics that you would like to hear our hosts discuss!  Hope to see you all on December 8! 

Celebrities and the Church

Friday Nov 18, 2022

Friday Nov 18, 2022

In this episode, we spoke with Katelyn Beaty, author of the book Celebrities for Jesus. We discussed fame, platform and celebrity—the dangers and how to think rightly of unhealthy leadership. Beaty offers a way of thinking where Christians give a wide berth towards power and try to steward what they have instead of seeking celebrity status. 
Check out the book: Celebrities for Jesus
We are recording a live Q&A with our hosts Adam, Elizabeth and Tymarcus on December 8! Submit your questions and topics you would like to hear them discuss here.
The episode will be released on December 16 as our season finale. 

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Friday Nov 11, 2022

In a world filled with paradoxes, two knowable truths that seem to be in contradiction to one another, how can Christians reconcile those places of tension? We are joined by author Jen Pollock Michael to talk about her book Surprised by Paradox and how wrestling with life's paradoxes can enable us to love others better as well as increase our trust and dependence on God.
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Friday Nov 04, 2022

In this episode, we sat down with author Daniel Nayeri to talk about his memoir Everything Sad is Untrue—a fascinating and beautiful journey of a story that explores faith and family through the eyes of young Daniel, an Iranian immigrant now living in rural Oklahoma.
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Friday Oct 28, 2022

This week on the podcast we talked to author/singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson about what God teaches us about Himself through His creation and how we can develop our own creativity. 
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The Rabbit Room
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Friday Oct 21, 2022

This week on the podcast, we got to have a thoughtful conversation with singer-songwriter Jon Guerra about cultivating deeper devotion and worship for the creative God through ordinary ways. 

Come see Jon on Tour in Dallas with us: 
Tickets for October 28
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A couple of the writings Jon mentioned: 
Low Anthropology
Little Virtues

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Friday Oct 14, 2022

This week Adam and Elizabeth are joined by Tymarcus and Chelsea in a cultural round-up episode examining a few of the latest headlines—the Queen's passing, Serena's retirement, and the movies and books we've been enjoying.   

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Thursday Oct 06, 2022

On this episode, we got to sit down with Lee Camp to talk about how the church can engage with government in a redemptive way while honoring God’s truth. 
 Scandalous Witness
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