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Culture Matters 11.27.15

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1. Refugee Resettlement In light of the Paris attacks, there have been countless articles published recently on the question of whether the U.S. should accept refugees. Christians need to be as innocent as doves and as shrewd as serpents when considering issues as complex as refugee resettlement. Russell Moore, Kevin DeYoung and Jonathan Merritt all wrote articles representing a range ...

Culture Matters 11.20.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Terrorist Attacks in Paris Last weekend we were greeted with heartbreaking news from France in the wake of what appear to be coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. We plead with you to pray for the Church in Paris, pray for the families of those slain and pray that God would come with swift vengeance against the forces of evil at work in ISIS and other terrorist organizations. To get a ...

Culture Matters 11.13.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Christmas Coffee Who knew that a red cup could stir up so much controversy? Some people are outraged by Starbucks’ decision to use a minimalist design on their holiday cups this season. Relevant Magazine explains why this is neither persecution nor erosion of religious liberties. Jesus didn’t try to organize a government revolt. He didn’t encourage followers to boycott ...

Culture Matters 11.06.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Election Front-Runners, One Year in Advance Lost in the sea of Republican candidates still vying for their party’s nomination for the 2016 presidential election? This (relatively) brief New York Times article may be just what you need, but remember, election day is still a year away. 2. ESPN Losing More Than Staff After letting go of Bill Simmons after he’d spent 15 years there ...

Culture Matters 10.30.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Secular, but Feeling a Call to Divinity School A fascinating article from The New York Times examines the surge of students who have no religious affiliation but are choosing to attend divinity schools across the country. The article is almost a perfect example of what professor James K.A. Smith calls “living in the cross pressure.” “The concept of sacredness, however, ...

Culture Matters 10.23.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Syria’s War: Who Is Fighting and Why If you've been following news about the Syrian Refugee Crisis but can’t seem to understand the cause of the turmoil displacing all these people, Vox released a helpful five-minute video that places Syria’s present situation within the context of the last four years of Syrian conflict. 2. The Timeless Question of Christianity and ...

Culture Matters 10.16.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Calculated Killing of Christians in Roseburg? In the wake of tragedy, articles pop up almost immediately providing commentary on the bigger picture in the tragedy. Christians must be cautious to not speak too quickly, realizing that wisdom commends careful and gentle words. We found Ed Stetzer’s comments at USA TODAY about the Oregon shooting to be helpful. “I am not saying we ...

Culture Matters 10.9.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

Matters of culture should matter to us. Why? Every day and all day, we’re being discipled by something or someone. Every song played, article published and book written is saying something about who God is, the world He has created and how we are to participate in that world. With that in mind, we’re starting a weekly blog post series where we share a few links to things around the ...

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