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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Episodes

Friday Jun 24, 2022

We wrap up this season with an amazing conversation with Andy Crouch. We discuss everything from technology to robots, to justice and human flourishing, as we navigate his latest book — The Life We're Looking For. Purchase Andy's new book: The Life We’re Looking For — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/

Friday Jun 17, 2022

Everyone deals with regret, hurt, and fear, but how do we find the beauty in those experiences? The most compelling gospel teachers have learned to live with such transparency about their hurts and fears which encourages others and honors God through every season of life.  This is the question that Scott Sauls explores in his new book, Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen. Purchase the book Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/

Friday Jun 10, 2022

This week, Adam and Elizabeth talk about the recent SBC report on sexual abuse and abuse cover-ups within SBC churches. Read the Full report here: Guidepost Report Listen to Dr. Russel Moore's interview with Rachael DenHollander Some additional resources to help train and prevent abuse: Church Cares Curriculum   Ministry Safe Training — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/

Friday Jun 03, 2022

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Walter Strickland about his book Every Waking Hour, which addresses the question: When we think of faith and work, how can I use my place of work to glorify God? And how is what I do on a day-to-day basis matter to God as part of his creation? Strickland argues there is even a way to tie our work into an argument for God's better design.    Purchase the book - Every Waking Hour — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/

Friday May 27, 2022

In this interview with Isaac Adams, we discuss his book Talking About Race and the practical truths needed to enter those conversations with compassion and humility. Unity is complex, costly, and uncomfortable, but Adams offers a way forward through the gospel.   — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/

Friday May 20, 2022

This week we want to address a more timely topic, which is, the recent court-related headlines. Specifically the Roe v. Wade, Depp v. Heard, and Melissa Lucio cases. We ended up asking the broader question: How do we filter through the mess and assess whose voice are we listening to most — the world’s or God’s?

Friday May 13, 2022

In this episode, we have a great conversation with Preston Sprinkle, President of the Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender, and host of Theology in the Raw podcast. Preston talked to us about his book Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible Has to Say and how the church can have a better understanding of the issues in order to minister and speak about the topic with grace and truth.    Book: Embodied Podcast: Theology in the Raw   — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/

Friday May 06, 2022

This week we got to talk to our good friend, Jerica Olson, about her work in ministering to incarcerated women in both jail and prison. It’s an interesting conversation and we hope you feel encouraged to think about the ways you can minister and make disciples in your own spheres. Check out this organization that Jerica referenced: Prison Fellowship — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/

Friday Apr 29, 2022

In this episode we sat down with two ministers, Chad and Jenna, to talk about some of the cultural assumptions about mission work, and what the Bible actually says. Chad and Jenna also offer some practical examples of what it looks for Christians to live out Christ’s commission to make disciples.    — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/

Friday Apr 22, 2022

In this week's episode, we talk through a few of the recent headlines—Denzel Washington's words to Will Smith after "the slap," Disney's recent announcement, and reactions to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation. — Support us on Patreon   Follow us on social: instagram.com/culture_matters_pod twitter.com/culturemattersp culturematterspodcast.podbean.com/

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