The Village Church - Culture Matters
By The Village Church - Matt Chandler
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Matters of culture should matter to us—because they matter to God. Hosted by Matt Chandler and Josh Patterson, 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.
||Clean#41 - Physician-Assisted Suicide & the Importance of End-of-Life Care||Josh Patterson returns from his sabbatical, and he and Adam Hawkins have a conversation with Dr. David Stevens and Matthew Lee Anderson about physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and end-of-life care as PAS begins to be a bigger issue in the United...||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#40 - All Things Advent||In our last episode of 2016, David Roark, Kyle Worley, JT English and Caroline Smiley talk about Advent. They discuss why the tradition of Advent is important and how it affects the way we engage with our culture, as well as the difference...||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#39 - Creating a Culture of Life||Brian Fisher of Human Coalition joins Matt Chandler and David Roark to talk about the issue of abortion. They look at the progress we are making to end abortion, from stats to stories, and discuss whether or not abortion will become illegal in...||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#38 - Our Technology Crisis & How to Think About Thanksgiving||While Josh is away on sabbatical, the author of The Big Disconnect, Catherine Steiner-Adair, join David Roark and Adam Hawkins to talk about the crisis of technology in our families and culture at large. They chat about the ways technology is...||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#37 - Trillia Newbell on Diversity and Racial Reconciliation||Author, blogger and speaker Trillia Newbell talks with Josh and guest host Kyle Worley about her personal story concerning race and discrimination. They discuss God's vision for diversity, the reality of racial injustice, our current...||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#36 - Public Faith & The Birth of a Nation||Alan Noble and Michael Wear, founding members of Public Faith, join Matt and Josh to discuss the role of politics in the Christian life and how to reconcile party politics in this particularly divisive election. Then, in our Slow Takes segment...||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#35 - Thabiti Anyabwile on Single-Issue Voting & the 2016 Presidential Election||Author and pastor Thabiti Anyabwile talks with Matt and Josh about the 2016 presidential election, the problem with single-issue voting and his decision to cast a vote for Hillary Clinton. Then, our #AskTVC segment is back, and we answer...||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34 - Apologetics, "Hard" Conversations & the Phenomenon of Stranger Things||In this episode, Matt and Josh talk with Joshua Ryan Butler, author and pastor at Imago Dei Community in Portland, Oregon, about judgment, hell, apologetics and other hard topics. Then in our Slow Takes segment, we take a look at the phenomenon...||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33 - A New Name, the Olympics and Pulling Stunts With Dude Perfect||With our fall episode comes a few changes to the podcast, including a name change. The Village Church Podcast Show is now Culture Matters, and Matt and Josh talk briefly about the what and the why behind this change and the new focus of the show...||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#32 - Alissa Wilkinson on Film, Criticism and What Makes "Good" Art||With Matt out, guest host David Roark (who also produces the podcast) joins Josh on the mic to Christianity Today's critic-at-large, Alissa Wilkinson, about art, movies and her new book, How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith...||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#31 - Gloria Furman on Missional Motherhood||Josh was out this week, so Jen Wilkin joined Matt to talk to Gloria Furman, wife, mother and author of several books including The Pastor's Wife, Word-Filled Women's Ministry, Glimpses of Grace and Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are...||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30 - James K. A. Smith on the Spiritual Practice of Habit||Matt, Josh and guest host JT English begin the show with Life at The Village, talking about our vision for theological education and The Village Church Institute—why we're doing it, what it looks like and how to get involved. For Ministry...||5/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29 - Timothy Keller on Reaching Cities & Renewing Culture||Matt is back, and we kick off the show with some thoughts about our Defending Life forum, discussing how Christians can truly be pro-life when it comes to the issue of abortion. Then Dr. Timothy Keller joins Matt and Josh to discuss the Rise...||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28 - Complementarity, Compatibility and the Attributes of God||While Matt was out at T4G, Anne Lincoln Holibaugh and Jen Wilkin joined Josh to talk about complementarianism and Jen's new book, None Like Him. They discuss whether or not complementarity and compatibility are at odds in light of a blog...||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27 - Eric Metaxas on Social Justice and Learning From the Past||With Matt away for a conference, Josh sat down with Adam Griffin, spiritual formation pastor at our Dallas campus, to talk about about our upcoming Family Discipleship series. Adam and Josh then talk with author, speaker and radio host Eric...||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26 - Andrew Wilson on Ministry and Parenting Kids With Autism||While Matt was out, JT English joined Josh for a conversation with Andrew Wilson, writer and elder at King's Church in Eastbourne, England. They discussed everything from ministry in the UK to what it looks like for Andrew and his wife...||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25 - Engaging Politics Wrongly and Rightly||In light of election season, we have a discussion about how to engage politics wrongly and rightly. Matt and Josh are joined by TVC staff members Kyle Worley and Anne Lincoln Holibaugh. Together they discuss the pros and cons of the Republican...||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24 - Tony Romo on Faith and Football||The quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo, talks with Matt and Josh about the intersection of faith and professional sports. He shares his testimony, discusses the unique challenges of being a Christian and a pro athlete and also opens up...||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23 - Islam, the Nations & #AskTVC||After taking a break over the holidays, we return with an episode covering our new I Am sermon series, the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Islam and the addition of #AskTVC to the podcast show. Special guest Afshin Ziafat, the lead pastor of Providence...||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22 - Christmas Edition With Folk Angel||In this special Christmas edition, Folk Angel visits the studio for a live performance and interview. Matt and Josh talk with the band about how they got started, how their music has evolved over the years, as well as their new album, Tell Us of...||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21 - Lecrae, Hip-Hop & Cultural Engagement||Matt and Josh spend some time talking about Advent, walking through what the season looks like in their homes and why we've chosen to dedicate a month to the season as a church. They then talk with Grammy-winning hip-hop artist and record...||12/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20 - Wrapping Up The Apostles' Creed & Eric Geiger on Discipleship Models||Matt and Josh put a bow on our Apostles' Creed series and briefly share what is coming next in terms of sermon series at The Village. They are then joined by Eric Geiger, Vice President at LifeWay over its Church Resources Division and...||11/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 - Southlake & Understanding Our Humanity||Matt and Josh discuss The Village Church's forthcoming Southlake campus. They share how the Lord brought this new campus about, their hopes for Southlake and The Village's long-term church planting vision. Then Zack Eswine, pastor of...||11/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 - Staff Retreat & a Discussion on Gun Control||This week Matt and Josh are joined again by JT English, Pastor of Training for The Village Church Institute, and by Adam Hawkins, Spiritual Formation pastor at our Plano campus. They begin by discussing our annual staff retreat, why we do it...||10/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 - Halloween, Holidays & Brad Lomenick on Leadership||With the holiday season around the corner, Matt and Josh talk about Halloween and how we can approach it as Christians, using examples from their own lives. Then special guest Brad Lomenick, author and former president of Catalyst, joins them to...||10/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful and bible-centered
I love listening to this podcast every week! It puts relevant issues into perspective and Jesus is always exalted!
Although they aren't infallible, I never have to doubt Matt's heart and intention in wanting to exalt Jesus through grace without compromising truth. Truth doesn't hurt, it heals. And this podcast is used to bring healing and deeper faith.
More people need to hear these, plain and simple. Love them.