Where does Arrowhead stand on the issue of same-sex marriage?
Jared Belcher, Ben Shoun, & Brett Moore
The Supreme Court has settled one issue for certain - whether anyone or any institution can choose middle ground on whether or not to participate in same-sex weddings. So, where does Arrowhead Church stand?
As we remember the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's assassination, we reflect on his final speech given in a Memphis church hours earlier. "Be concerned about your brother. You may not be on strike. But either we go up together, or we go down together. Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness." For a predominately white church in 2018, let us consider the insight in King's line here - are we our brother's keeper? In other words, do white Christians have a responsibility to intentionally fight racism against people of color? And if so, how much ought we risk? In this episode, we consider the implications of King's "dangerous unselfishness."
As our nation grapples with the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, the common sentiment "Thoughts and Prayers" has come under scrutiny. As with other global tragedies in the recent years, social media was flooded with people wishing "thoughts and prayers" to the victims and families of the shooting. To some, this well meaning message is a worthless throwaway phrase that neither comforts nor motivates any counter action. We decided to consider the merit of this argument. Does sending "thoughts and prayers" have any value?
Over the last few months, there has been a flood of revelations about the sexual misconduct in the workplace, particularly in the entertainment industry. Many men and women have come forward and expressed a range of sexual abuses they've endured by prominent figures in culture, including politicians, actors, producers, news anchors, and others. For us who are familiar with these personalities, yet very distant from the situations, it can be difficult to wrap our minds around this surge of accusations. In this episode, we consider the Christian's response
Last week, a heart-breaking video went viral of an 11-year-old boy from Knoxville, Tennessee, who was describing the pain bullying had caused him to his mother. As this story unfolds (and as of this recording, we don't have all the details), we discuss the dark reality of bullying and the hurt it causes - on all sides.
Celebrating halloween has long been a controversial topic among Christians - a prime example of "culture wars." Some believe it's harmless for kids to dress up and to trick or treat, as long as the parents disassociate it with its history. Others believe it's sinful to participate in any halloween activity. Is there an answer? Is it worth considering in 2017? We think so.
In America, there is a lot of unrest surrounding many substances. This week, our pastors are discussing several issues surrounding marijuana: should it be used medicinally, recreationally, or not at all?
Over the last few weeks, North America has suffered many natural disasters that have destroyed and damaged many lives. Earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding - is God in control? In His sovereignty, does he allow or perhaps even cause these disasters? These are deep and difficult questions everyone asks. In this episode, we consider God's involvement and our response.
Car stickers. Why are they so popular? At our church, we've made thousands of stickers for people to put on their cars, but why is that? We thought we'd give a little insight on this week's episode.