Resources on Culture

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Topical Study on Culture The rich biblical concept of culture reveals how God has appointed humans to develop all aspects of the created world with care and imagination. Culture not only includes the things we make and grow using the raw materials of creation, but also all the ways in which we live together... Culture Shock: Redefining the relationship between church and mission now that we've lost the home-field advantage Article by Craig Van Gelder https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1993/culture-shock-redefining-relationship-between-church-and-mission-now-weve-lost-ho Article by Craig Van Gelder Topics: Culture , Worship , Transition , Missions Source: Reformed Worship A fundamental shift is taking place within our culture: North America becoming seen as a "mission field." Craig Van Gelder argues that this shift requires churches to make substantial adjustments in their self-understanding and their ministries. Culture Shock Article by Judy Y Chung https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/2754/culture-shock Article by Judy Y Chung Topics: Culture , Missions , Kingdom of God Source: Ministry Matters This article finds opportunity for mission in globalization, suggesting that as we can engender courage to cross boundaries of culture, we experience a glimpse of the Kingdom of God where all are one in Christ Jesus. Culture, Technology, and Shared Narratives can Influence Preaching Article by Eric D Barreto https://www.workingpreacher.org/columnist/preaching-in-the-wake-of-lost Article by Eric D Barreto Topics: Culture , Preaching , Technology , Sermon Source: Working Preacher Using the television show "Lost" as an aid, Eric Barreto considers the ways in which culture, technology, and shared narratives can influence preaching. Faithful in all Cultures Article by Bill Olnhausen https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/frbill/88-how-do-we-teach-traditional-christianity-so-it-is-accessible-to-culture-without-selling-out-to-culture-part-2/ Article by Bill Olnhausen Topics: Culture Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Bill Olnhausen uses the example of St. Nicholas to suggest how the Orthodox Church can remain faithful in all cultures, emphasizing especially Orthodox experience in practice. Culture Care: Beauty in Exile Audio/Video by Mark Labberton https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/culture-care-beauty-in-exile/ Audio/Video by Mark Labberton Topics: Culture , Voice , Grief , Creativity Source: Fuller Studio These video clips explain the vision of the Brehm Center at Fuller Theological Seminary and the theological importance of art in culture and in worship. Culture Change the Disney Way Article by Christopher W Perry https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/1314/culture-change-the-disney-way Article by Christopher W Perry Topics: Culture , Hospitality , Church , Commissioning Source: Ministry Matters ... from Disney's efforts to align their corporate culture with their mission, Christopher W. Perry's article ... Culture During a Time of Quarantine Audio/Video by Nicholas Kotar https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/alightsolovely/2020/05/25/culture-during-a-time-of-quarantine-a-lecture-for-the-ancient-faith-speaker-series/ Audio/Video by Nicholas Kotar Topics: Culture Source: Ancient Faith Ministries In this lecture, Nicholas Kotar considers the creation of Christian culture in a post-Christian world, especially as it related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. (Length: 54:13) Healing and Culture Article by John O'Callaghan https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/healing-and-culture/ Article by John O'Callaghan Topics: Suffering , Friendship , Abortion , Ethics Source: Church Life Journal An essay by John O’Callaghan, who explores the way liturgy cultivates compassion, immersing us in “a culture of friendship in beatitude made present by Christ’s liturgical act of healing.” Choosing between Culture-Making and Soul-Saving Article by Steven Rodriguez https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2017/12/30/choosing-culture-making-soul-saving/ Article by Steven Rodriguez Topics: Culture , Evangelism , Art , God's Sovereignty Source: Reformed Journal This essay contrasts the Christian tasks of culture making and soul saving, encouraging a sacramental theology that recognizes the limits of both as radically dependent on God for their being and for their efficacy. A Call for a New Christian Culture Article by Nicholas Kotar https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/alightsolovely/2019/04/01/a-call-for-a-new-christian-culture/ Article by Nicholas Kotar Topics: Culture , Sanctification Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Nicholas Kotar argues that culture creation is not just a good idea, but a necessary part of sanctification for all Christians. The malice of perpetual outrage Sermon Illustration by Jody Howard https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2016/06/17/the-malice-of-perpetual-outrage/ Sermon Illustration by Jody Howard Topics: Death , Fear , Grace , Parenting Source: The Living Church In this essay, Jody Howard connects the American culture of continuous outrage at tragedies (real or perceived), connecting it with Augustine's definition of malice and the mistake of living in fear. The True Culture War Article by Stephen Freeman https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/2013/03/19/the-true-culture-war/ Article by Stephen Freeman Topics: Culture , Religion , Heart Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Stephen Freeman considers the culture wars by explaining a one-storey universe that "lies directly through the heart." Full Text Hymns on Culture Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race©
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Creating a Culture of Call Practical How-To by Todd Outcalt https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/3789/creating-a-culture-of-call Practical How-To by Todd Outcalt Topics: Culture , Ministry , Congregation , Calling Source: Ministry Matters Todd Outcalt came from a church of 100, but four people around his age had a call to ministry. Why? How? He suggests five steps to cultivate a culture of calling at your church. Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture Full Text Article by Calvin Institute of Christian Worship http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/nairobi-statement-on-worship-and-culture-full-text Article by Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Topics: Culture , Worship , Ecumenism , Unity Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship ... text of the Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture from the third international consultation of the Lutheran ... states four ways that Christian worship relates to culture: transcultural, contexual, counter-cultural, and cross-cultural ... How do we teach traditional Christianity so it is accessible to culture without selling out to culture? Article by Bill Olnhausen https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/frbill/87-how-do-we-teach-traditional-christianity-so-it-is-accessible-to-culture-without-selling-out-to-culture-part-1/ Article by Bill Olnhausen Topics: Culture , Unity Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Bill Olnhausen examines how the Orthodox Church manages to remain steady in the Faith in all ages and all cultures. 'No Regerts': The Blessings of a Mentoring Culture Article by Syd Hielema https://www.reformedworship.org/blog/no-regerts-blessings-mentoring-culture Article by Syd Hielema Topics: Discipleship , Youth Source: Reformed Worship At Syd Hielema’s church, a weekly worship team rehearsal shapes a rich mentoring culture between adults and teens. The Culture of Honor Article by Anthony Co http://www.hprweb.com/2012/12/the-culture-of-honor-a-brief-essay/ Article by Anthony Co Topics: Catholic , Honor , Identity , Image of God Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Affirming the unique identity of others is oftentimes not a priority. This article argues for a ministry that goes beyond "getting things done" to building a culture of honoring others as God's image-bearers. Remaining faithful in a hostile culture Commentary/Exegesis by Chris Reiter http://www.aplainaccount.org/isaiah-421-9/ Commentary/Exegesis by Chris Reiter Topics: Culture , Consumerism , Identity , Faithfulness Source: A Plain Account Chris Reiter explains how Isaiah 42:1-9 speaks both to Israel's need "to understand how to remain faithful to God" in captivity and to American Christians struggling to maintain identity and faith in a materialistic culture. "Gambling Culture" Service Outline by David G Miller http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/144581.pdf Service Outline by David G Miller Topics: Gambling , Worship , Worship Planning Source: The Christian Reflection Project Worship service focused on gambling culture. Based on Genesis 18, 1 Timothy 6, and Matthew 25. Includes several elements of worship and song selections. Saving the World from Suicide: Localism, Christian Evangelism and the Culture War Article by Andrew Stephen Damick https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/asd/2012/05/21/localism-christian-evangelism-and-the-culture-war/ Article by Andrew Stephen Damick Topics: Culture , Politics , Evangelism Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick reflects on empire, Christendom, evangelism, and culture wars.