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Culture Matters

Matters of culture should matter to us—because they matter to God. Hosted by Elizabeth Woodson, 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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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.

15 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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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.

25 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Single Men in the Church

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


19 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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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.

26 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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The Discipleship of Disney

This episode explores the magical world of Disney—the good, the bad and why this even matters for Christians.

26 Feb 2019

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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.


19 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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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?

6 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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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.

28 Jun 2018

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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?

21 May 2019

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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.”

5 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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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.

31 May 2018

Rank #11

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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.


13 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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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.  

12 Mar 2019

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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.

23 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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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.

2 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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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.

17 May 2018

Rank #16