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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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. 

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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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Friday Sep 30, 2022

Lament is a unique prayer that turns us to trust God in profound ways amidst profound pain. This week we talk with Pastor Mark Vroegop about his book Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy and how Christians learn the language of lament. 

 Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament by Mark Vroegop

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A Curious Faith

Friday Sep 23, 2022

Friday Sep 23, 2022

This week we got to chat with a friend of the podcast, Lore Ferguson Wilbert, about her new book A Curious Faith. In this book, she asks her readers to explore the hard questions and meditate on God’s word in a way that ultimately encourages a more beautiful and rich relationship with Jesus Christ.—LinksThe book:
A Curious FaithLore’s Blog:
Lore's other book we mentioned:
Handle With Care
See Also:
Andy Crouch's The 4 Quadrants—
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Friday Sep 16, 2022

Through his book, Good and Beautiful and Kind, Rich Villodas offers a contemplative practice, based on the gospel, that helps us find joy and beauty despite a hostile and difficult world.     
Good and Beautiful and Kind: Becoming Whole in a Fractured World
The Deeply Formed Life: Five Transformative Values to Root Us in the Way of Jesus

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Spiritual Grandparenting

Friday Sep 09, 2022

Friday Sep 09, 2022

Christians are called to disciple regardless of age. In this episode, we talk with Bob and Brenda Peitzman, who have continued to faithfully live out the great commission in their twilight years, as spiritual grandparents.
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