Rank #1: Racial Injustice and Ahmaud Arbery
Special guest Timothy Thomas joins Adam G and Elizabeth to talk about the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and the ways racial injustice exists in our world today. They discuss a faithful Christian response to racism and prejudice.
May 19 2020
Rank #2: Systemic Racism With Charlie Dates (REBROADCAST)
This week, we decided to rebroadcast a past episode on Juneteenth and systemic racism in light of the recent news about Ahmaud Arbery. Our conversation with Charlie Dates and visit to Bonton Farms help us understand some of the ways racism still exists in our country and how Christians can seek justice.
May 11 2020
Rank #3: Juneteenth and Systemic Racism
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
Rank #4: Lord’s Gym: Faith, Health and Fitness
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
Rank #5: Single Men in the Church
We have an honest, compassionate conversation about Christian single men and their presence and roles in the local church.
Nov 19 2019
Rank #6: The Dehumanizing Effects of Technology With Andy Crouch
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
Rank #7: The Discipleship of Disney
This episode explores the magical world of Disney—the good, the bad and why this even matters for Christians.
Feb 26 2019
Rank #8: Impeachment, Greta Thunberg, and Teen Slang
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
Rank #9: Abuse of Power, Sexual Misconduct and #MeToo
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
Rank #10: To Online Date or Not to Online Date
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
Rank #11: Sports Withdrawals and The Last Dance
We're joined by special guest Timothy Thomas to discuss the absence of sports amid COVID-19 and the new Michael Jordan documentary series The Last Dance.
May 25 2020
Rank #12: Neighboring with Mr. Rogers
We discuss the life and legacy of Fred Rogers with Morgan Neville, the director of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor, as well as what we can learn from Mr. Rogers’ hospitality both on and off the screen.
Jun 28 2018
Rank #13: The Evil Empire of Pornography
On episode 93, the Adams are joined by Aszia Pearson of Pure Hope Ministries to discuss pornography and the sexual brokenness involved. What can the Church do to be a light in the darkness on this issue?
May 21 2019
Rank #14: Immigration, Social Media Mobs and Toxic Masculinity
The first episode of 2019 talks about current cultural topics, from immigration and the government shutdown to social media mobs to the Gillette ad and “toxic masculinity.”
Feb 05 2019
Rank #15: Our Culture Right Now
We break from our scheduled guests to discuss three major topics affecting our culture right now—the legalization of gambling, abuse and the SBC, and Childish Gambino’s “This is America” music video.
May 31 2018
Rank #16: Conservatism & Liberalism
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
Rank #17: Theology of Culture: Creation (Part 1)
This episode kicks off an ongoing series that will come and go throughout the year and will focus on a theology of culture. Episode 83 looks specifically at creation.
Mar 12 2019
Rank #18: Sam Allberry on Myths about Singleness
On this episode, David Roark and special guest Ryane Williamson chat with Sam Allberry about his book 7 Myths about Singleness.
Apr 23 2019
Rank #19: The Gift and Witness of Marriage
This episode does a deep dive into the topic of marriage—particularly, Christian marriage and how it is both a gift and witness to the world. Adam Griffin and Adam Hawkins are joined by author, speaker and life coach BJ Thompson, as well as Ryan and Selena Frederick who run Fierce Marriage—a ministry aiming to help couples build Christ-centered marriages.
Apr 02 2019
Rank #20: Christians Can Laugh?
What is satire and does it have a role in the Christian life? Kyle Mann, editor-in-chief for the Babylon Bee, joins us to talk about how our faith influences how we interact with comedy. We also discuss how far is too far when it comes to crassness and profanity labeled as comedy.
May 17 2018