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Episode 195, The Church and Culture

Posted on the 03 August 2017 by Shrugger
Episode 195, The Church and CultureWhat should be the role of "The Church" when it comes to culture?
(Note: "the Church" in my context means "Christianity/Christian churches", and "culture" is "American culture".)
Should the Church be a cultural vanguard, leading the charge?  Or should the church be shelter from the cultural storm?
That depends, I think, on what's happening with the culture.
If the culture is moving towards God and His Word, then the Church, if it's doing what it should be doing, will be right there as part of the vanguard. But if the culture is spiraling downward, out of control and away from God, then the Church should be an anchor point, a place of shelter from the cultural storm.
What should you do if you find yourself in a church that is considering the issue of same-sex marriage, led by a minister who favors it?  We talk about a real-life example in this episode.
What are the arguments for and against same-sex marriage?  What is God's law when it comes to homosexuality and same-sex marriage, and how do we know that?
-----------------Pete Ferron

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