Posts in Current Events / Issues
The Christian's Fight Against Racism

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."

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"Thoughts and Prayers"

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?

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Revelations of Sexual Misconduct

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

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What does it mean to be "Pro-Life" in 2017?

These days, "Pro-Life" can mean a lot of things. It can include not only abortion, but issues such as the refugee debate, houselessness, healthcare, environmental care, and others. So if "Pro-Life" includes many different issues, how are we to distinguish perspective on any one of them? Can we be anti-abortion while landing on other "Pro-Life" issues on the same side as someone more liberal? 

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How to Think about a Controversial President

The first few weeks of the Trump presidency has been filled with controversy and disagreement among the American people, not unlike the presidencies of other US presidents. Whether you like the president or not, what are some truths that Christians should keep in mind as they think about politics? In this episode, we consider the words of pastor John Piper on this very subject.

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