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Culture Matters

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Matters of culture should matter to us—because they matter to God. Hosted by Adam Griffin and Adam Hawkins, 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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Matters of culture should matter to us—because they matter to God. Hosted by Adam Griffin and Adam Hawkins, 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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318 Ratings
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Great Podcast, but!

By prockutk - Feb 27 2020
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I love this podcast. These guys do a great job of discussing faith and culture and how Christians and the church as a whole should respond to culture biblically. BUT if you like movies and don’t like spoilers, don’t listen to them talk about movies you haven’t seen. There are no spoiler warnings, they just go right into critical plot points assuming you don’t care, or would have already seen it if you don’t want it spoiled.

Love it!

By lumpyurchin - Jun 03 2019
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Love the show. Love the Adams.

iTunes Ratings

318 Ratings
Average Ratings
267
26
8
6
11

Great Podcast, but!

By prockutk - Feb 27 2020
Read more
I love this podcast. These guys do a great job of discussing faith and culture and how Christians and the church as a whole should respond to culture biblically. BUT if you like movies and don’t like spoilers, don’t listen to them talk about movies you haven’t seen. There are no spoiler warnings, they just go right into critical plot points assuming you don’t care, or would have already seen it if you don’t want it spoiled.

Love it!

By lumpyurchin - Jun 03 2019
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Love the show. Love the Adams.
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Culture Matters

Latest release on Apr 07, 2020

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Matters of culture should matter to us—because they matter to God. Hosted by Adam Griffin and Adam Hawkins, 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.

Rank #1: Juneteenth and Systemic Racism

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In light of Juneteenth, we discuss systemic racism and why the Church today should care. We’re also joined by Charlie Dates, senior pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago.

Jun 15 2018

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Rank #2: The Dehumanizing Effects of Technology With Andy Crouch

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Andy Crouch, author of The Tech-Wise Family, joins us to talk about how technology, masked as autonomy, is dehumanizing us and why it’s proper place is critical for our flourishing in the imago dei.

Apr 26 2018

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Rank #3: A New Name, the Olympics and Pulling Stunts With Dude Perfect

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We talk about changing the name of the podcast to Culture Matters and then sit down with a couple of the guys from sports group Dude Perfect about their story and faith. 

Sep 01 2016

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Rank #4: Creating a Culture of Life

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We have a discussion about abortion with Matt Chandler and Brian Fisher, the President of Human Coalition, a pro-life organization seeking to make abortion unthinkable and unavailable in our lifetime. 

Dec 02 2016

41mins

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Rank #5: Lord’s Gym: Faith, Health and Fitness

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The Adams are joined by Jamin Roller and Aina Carruth to talk about fitness and how Christians can steward their bodies in a way that is faithful yet distinct from the rest of the world.

Jun 25 2019

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Rank #6: Single Men in the Church

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We have an honest, compassionate conversation about Christian single men and their presence and roles in the local church.

Nov 19 2019

34mins

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Rank #7: James K. A. Smith on the Spiritual Practice of Habit

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The conversation covers everything from what it looks like for a Southern Baptist Church like ours to have a biblical, gospel-centered liturgy to the role of technologies and innovations in discipleship to the ways our personal habits and cultural practices shape us day in and day out.

May 26 2016

48mins

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Rank #8: Tony Romo on Faith and Football

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The quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo, talks with Matt and Josh about the intersection of faith and professional sports. He shares his testimony, discusses the unique challenges of being a Christian and a pro athlete and also opens up about what family discipleship looks like in the Romo home.

Feb 18 2016

42mins

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Rank #9: A Woke Church?

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This episode takes a deep dive into the topic of race. We talk with Eric Mason about his new book, Woke Church, and Amy Julia Becker about her new book, White Picket Fences.

Feb 12 2019

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Rank #10: Finding Courage in a World of Fear

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On this episode, we’re joined by Matt Chandler and David Roark to discuss their new book, Take Heart: Christian courage in the age unbelief, and how Christians can live in hope and courage in an increasingly hostile world.

Mar 15 2018

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Rank #11: To Online Date or Not to Online Date

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The world of online dating can be complicated to navigate—especially as a Christian. So should we even do it? And if so, how do we rightly use these apps and sites?

Dec 06 2018

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Rank #12: Abuse of Power, Sexual Misconduct and #MeToo

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We’re back with a new season of Culture Matters. We discuss abuse of power, sexual misconduct, #MeToo and how the Church can lead the way in making a difference.

Feb 22 2018

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Rank #13: Impeachment, Greta Thunberg, and Teen Slang

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We discuss several different issues of the day on this cultural roundup: the impeachment of President Trump, Greta Thunberg as Time's Person of the Year, and the vernacular of kids these days.

Dec 19 2019

42mins

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Rank #14: Trillia Newbell on Diversity and Racial Reconciliation

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Author, blogger and speaker Trillia Newbell talks with Josh and guest host Kyle Worley about her personal story concerning race and discrimination. They discuss God's vision for diversity, the reality of racial injustice, our current cultural climate and how we can pursue reconciliation moving forward.

Nov 04 2016

47mins

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Rank #15: Timothy Keller on Reaching Cities & Renewing Culture

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We kick off the show with some thoughts about our Defending Life forum, discussing how Christians can truly be pro-life when it comes to the issue of abortion. Then Dr. Timothy Keller joins us to discuss the Rise Campaign, an initiative to see the gospel go forward in New York City over the next 10 years. From there, we talk about the relationship between churches and cities, as well as cultural renewal and what it looks like for churches to bring the gospel to every sphere of life.

May 12 2016

43mins

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Rank #16: Creating and Engaging Culture as Citizens of God’s Kingdom

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Joined by our friends from the Knowing Faith podcast, we discuss the what, why and how of the kingdom of God and its implications for today’s culture.

Mar 29 2018

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Rank #17: Engaging Politics Wrongly and Rightly

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In light of election season, we have a discussion about how to engage politics wrongly and rightly. Matt and Josh are joined by TVC staff members Kyle Worley and Anne Lincoln Holibaugh. Together they discuss the pros and cons of the Republican and Democrat parties and what it might look like to let our Christian beliefs and values inform the way we think about laws and policies while considering the fact that we live in a pluralistic society.

Mar 17 2016

41mins

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Rank #18: Love Refugees as Yourself

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The Adams dive into things like how refugees are different than migrants, how this all relates to God’s heart for the vulnerable and what our role is as the people of God.

Jun 18 2019

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Rank #19: Conservatism & Liberalism

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We continue our "ism" series by looking at conservatism and liberalism, tracing the history of these stories and ideas, discussing where we see them in culture today, and holding them next to the Christian story.

Nov 13 2019

45mins

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Rank #20: Jesus Is King: the Faith and Future of Kanye West

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The whole world is talking about Kanye West. He recently announced his conversion to Christianity and released a Gospel album called Jesus Is King. On this episode, we talk about the new music, West's faith, our hopes, our concerns and more.

Nov 05 2019

36mins

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Abiding in Christ and Suffering Well During COVID-19

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We take another episode to discuss our current situation of COVID-19 and talk about how to abide in Christ and suffer well during these dark, difficult days. 

Apr 07 2020

46mins

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Christian Faithfulness Amid COVID-19

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We remained socially distanced but still recorded this episode over Skype. The hope of this discussion was to describe how COVID-19 has affected our world and lives and how we might remain faithful as Christians during these difficult days.

Mar 27 2020

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Cancel Culture?

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We discuss the popular notion of canceling culture, looking at how Christians should and shouldn't participate in this behavior.

Mar 21 2020

28mins

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Neighboring with Mr. Rogers (REBROADCAST)

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Amid the Coronavirus lockdown, we decided to rebroadcast some of our favorite episodes from the past. This episode focuses on the life and legacy of Fred Rogers aka Mr. Rogers.

Mar 15 2020

38mins

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Nationalism

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We do another episode in the "ism" series and discuss the topic of nationalism. We try to answer the question: Can Christians be nationalists? 

Mar 07 2020

24mins

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Is Religious Liberty Biblical?

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We spend the whole episode talking about religious liberty, why it's important, if it's a biblical idea and how American Christians are and aren't persecuted for their faith.

Mar 01 2020

34mins

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Black History, Coronavirus and the Isolation of Technology

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We get together for another cultural roundup and talk about the importance of Black History Month, the outbreak of the coronavirus, and how the combination of technology and consumerism has broken down community and led to isolation.

Feb 22 2020

41mins

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Socialism

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Continuing our "ism" series, we take on the topic of socialism, discussing what it is, the differences between pure socialism and the socialism of today, and how it does and doesn't line up with the Christian story.

Feb 14 2020

29mins

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The Oscars, Kobe & Marching for Life

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We kick off a new season with a cultural roundup covering the Oscars, the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other passengers, and the recent March for Life in D.C.

Feb 07 2020

37mins

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Our Favorite Stuff—Music, Movies, TV, books and podcasts—From 2019

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We round out the year with an episode where we share our favorite stuff from 2019, including TV shows, movies, books, music, and podcasts.  

Jan 02 2020

20mins

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Impeachment, Greta Thunberg, and Teen Slang

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We discuss several different issues of the day on this cultural roundup: the impeachment of President Trump, Greta Thunberg as Time's Person of the Year, and the vernacular of kids these days.

Dec 19 2019

42mins

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Secular Humanism

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We continue our "Ism" series by looking at the story of secular humanism, how it has impacted culture and the Church and how we can live out of a better story as followers of Christ.

Dec 12 2019

30mins

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Cynicism

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We continue our "ism" series on the different stories of our culture and look at the topic of cynicism. 

Dec 06 2019

31mins

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Rodney Reed, Binging & Marvel Versus Scorsese

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We do another cultural roundup and talk about the criminal case of Rodney Reed, the good and the bad of binging, and Martin Scorsese's beef with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Nov 27 2019

39mins

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Single Men in the Church

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We have an honest, compassionate conversation about Christian single men and their presence and roles in the local church.

Nov 19 2019

34mins

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Minisode: Tips on Screen Time

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Adam Griffin shares tips for individuals and families on how to faithfully steward our screens. This is the first of our new mini episodes. 

Nov 16 2019

6mins

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Conservatism & Liberalism

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We continue our "ism" series by looking at conservatism and liberalism, tracing the history of these stories and ideas, discussing where we see them in culture today, and holding them next to the Christian story.

Nov 13 2019

45mins

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Jesus Is King: the Faith and Future of Kanye West

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The whole world is talking about Kanye West. He recently announced his conversion to Christianity and released a Gospel album called Jesus Is King. On this episode, we talk about the new music, West's faith, our hopes, our concerns and more.

Nov 05 2019

36mins

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Consumerism

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We start our new "ism" series by looking at the story of consumerism. The Adams, along with special guest Jamin Roller, break down what it is, where it is present in our culture and the Church, and how Christianity tells a better story.

Oct 29 2019

37mins

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Mass Shootings, Dave Chappelle & Media Fatigue

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In this cultural roundup, we talk about mass shootings in light of a recent PSA, Dave Chappelle's new Netflix special on political correctness, media fatigue and the realities of President Trump, and Benny Hinn's recent happenings. 

Oct 22 2019

36mins

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iTunes Ratings

318 Ratings
Average Ratings
267
26
8
6
11

Great Podcast, but!

By prockutk - Feb 27 2020
Read more
I love this podcast. These guys do a great job of discussing faith and culture and how Christians and the church as a whole should respond to culture biblically. BUT if you like movies and don’t like spoilers, don’t listen to them talk about movies you haven’t seen. There are no spoiler warnings, they just go right into critical plot points assuming you don’t care, or would have already seen it if you don’t want it spoiled.

Love it!

By lumpyurchin - Jun 03 2019
Read more
Love the show. Love the Adams.