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Culture Matters 2.5.16

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1. Politics and The Chronicles of Narnia Gina Dalfonzo wrote an article on First Things arguing that Trump is “Nikabrik’s candidate.” Nikabrik is a character from The Chronicles of Narnia who desperately calls upon the power of the evil White Witch to help Narnia. Tired of waiting for Aslan—who may be nearer than we think—we turn elsewhere. It doesn’t matter ...

Culture Matters 1.29.16

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Canon and Culture Bruce Ashford has a phenomenal series of posts over at the ERLC’s “Canon and Culture.” The series covers religious problems with every political ideology. If you find yourself frustrated with the lack of Christian nuance when discussing political ideologies, you will love these posts. Some of the topics covered include conservatism, progressivism, ...

Culture Matters 1.22.16

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Abedini Finally Free Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American pastor from Idaho, was released this weekend in a prisoner exchange between Iran and America. Since being imprisoned in 2012, Abedini has been a banner for religious liberty with everyone from Billy Graham to President Obama to the United Nations calling for his release. “We are grateful for the release of Pastor Saeed," stated ...

Culture Matters 1.15.16

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Spiritual Themes at the Movies The Revenant was released this past week by acclaimed director Alejandro Iñárritu, who also directed last year’s Oscar-winning Birdman. Brett McCracken at Christianity Today conducted a great interview with the director on the spiritual themes present in The Revenant and then reviewed the movie, as well. I think that in the world we are ...

Culture Matters 1.8.16

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Gun Control Debates Continue This week, President Obama announced his next steps in the issue of gun control. This has been a widely discussed and debated topic, and Russell Moore published a blog Tuesday addressing the question, “Is Gun Control a Christian Issue?” We should listen, I think, to the rhetoric behind the rhetoric of the gun control debate. Both sides are often ...

Culture Matters 12.18.15

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1. Person of the Year German Chancellor Angela Merkel became just the fourth woman to be named Person of the Year by Time magazine since it began giving out the title in 1927. She was a physicist before entering the world of politics in 1990 and has been Chancellor of Germany (the country’s first female Chancellor) for the last 10 years. "It's pretty easily Angela Merkel," [Time ...

Culture Matters 12.11.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Star Wars Is Returning Soon This Rolling Stone article speaks to the movie’s stars, young and old, about the new Star Wars film, opening next weekend. The article doesn’t really reveal much about the film that isn’t evident from the trailers; indeed, there has been quite a bit of secrecy surrounding the latest installment of Star Wars. However, it is an interesting read for ...

Culture Matters 12.04.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Shooting in San Bernardino America’s deadliest shooting in almost three years occurred Wednesday in San Bernardino, California, at the Inland Regional Center, a facility that aides people of the community with disabilities. 14 people were killed and 21 injured while the two suspects were pursued and eventually killed in a shootout with police. This article from The New York Times ...

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