Posts in Culture
Five Ways to Focus on Christmas

When Christians think of “The war on Christmas,” we usually think of cashiers wishing us a generic happy holidays or nativity scenes being removed from schools. There is a war on Christmas, but in truth, it’s happening more in our homes than in our schools. In this episode, we discuss five ways to stay focused on what matters this Christmas.

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Should Christians be Politically Correct?

The term "politically correct," meaning language that avoids offending anyone, is often used derogatorily. In our highly divisive political culture, should Christians worry about getting along well with people of different beliefs? Should Christians be "politically correct"? That's our question today in one of our longest episodes ever.

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Being Against is Easy; Being For is Hard

Do you ever notice how difficult it is to publicly like the thing that everyone else seems to hate? Hating is very in. We live in a rage culture were it seems like everyone is "anti" something. Sometimes that makes sense - anti-bullying, anti-drug, anti-racism - but what does it mean to be FOR something? If we're anti-racism, are we FOR diversity and cultural respect, and do our actions reflect that? Being for something is much more difficult and involved than being against something. As Arrowhead Church prepares a new campaign for missional living, we consider why it's easier to be against than far.

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Technology and Black Mirror

Rob Smith at Desiring God brought up a good point - in this age, we are often asking “Can we do this?” Before we ask “Should we do this?” In the Netflix show, "Black Mirror," different visions of the future are presented to consider how the way we currently use technology could lead to some very dark places. We continue our discussion on technology against the backdrop of Netflix's dystopian show.

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Keeping Technology in its Proper Place

Many of us feel like we watch too much TV, or spend too much time on Instagram, or feel too anxious when we're without our phone - compulsive use of technology can be not only unhealthy, but positively draining. Last year, Andy Crouch published a helpful book called, "The Tech-Wise Family," which explained how to use technology in a healthy way. Today, using Andy Crouch's book as a spring board, we dissect 6 ways to keep technology in it's proper place.

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Multi-Level Marketing & The Church

Ever been invited to a party for a product? Then you've heard of Multi-Level Marketing. Multi-Level Marketing, or MLM, is a popular form of business where everyday people are the distributors for a company's products. Makeup, vitamins, essential oils, baskets, kitchenware, and a hundred others, MLMs are extremely popular, especially among women and especially in American churches. Whether you're a buyer or seller, sometimes, MLMs can lead to problems between friends. Should we avoid MLMs? Should we go to the parties? In this episode, we talk about where MLMs can create challenges and how we can all navigate them.

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