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  • Culture Quiz  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Snow on Aug 20, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Culture Quiz I want to begin this morning with a little quiz. I want to see if all of our contemporary advertising really works. See if you can identify the following products by their advertising slogans. Easy Ones... "Just do it." Nike "It's the real thing." Coke "When you care enough to more

  • Cultural Desensitization

    Contributed by Terry Barnhill on Oct 24, 2009

    CULTURAL DESENSITIZATION One evening Ardie and I decided we needed to get out of the house. On an impulse, we went looking for a good movie. When we got to the theater, we didn't recognize any of the movies that were playing, so we just picked one. It was titled "District 13" . . . big more

  • Churches And Culture

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Mar 13, 2010

    CHURCHES AND CULTURE In survey after survey, researchers find that the lifestyles of born-again Christians are virtually indistinguishable from those of nonbelievers. The divorce rate among Christians is identical to that of nonbelievers. Christian teens are almost as sexually active as more

  • What Is Culture?

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 13, 2010

    WHAT IS CULTURE? What is culture? It is the ways of thinking, living, and behaving that define a people and underlie its achievements. It is a nation’s collective mind, its sense of right and wrong, the way it perceives reality, and its definition of self. Culture is the morals and habits a more

  • The Culture Of Complaint  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 27, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    THE CULTURE OF COMPLAINT In 1991, Robert Hughes, an art critic, wrote a book called The Culture of Complaint. His thesis is that we live in a culture in which we perceive ourselves as being entitled to having all our wants and desires fulfilled. When that doesn't happen, we become "victims," we more

  • Culture's Collaborators  PRO

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 3, 2013
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    Tim Woodroof: We live in a world that has shaped our priorities, skewed our perspectives, and taught us what to value. Rather than permitting God to challenge those values--to confront and replace them--a great deal of energy is expended in the attempt to win God’s approval and support of the more

  • Our Instant Culture

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 31, 2008

    OUR INSTANT CULTURE In a chapter about rethinking discipleship, James Emery White states: Some of you may remember comedian Yakov Smirnoff. He said when he first came to the United States from Russia; he wasn't prepared for the incredible variety of instant products available in American more

  • Cultures: An Enormous Task

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Feb 11, 2010

    CULTURES: AN ENORMOUS TASK Sydney has major shopping malls. I mean big and crowded with people. I couldn't help thinking that as I looked down the floor of Westmead Shopping Centre in Sydney, there within a short space, were over 300 people walking towards me. And that was one level where I more

  • Cultural Blindness In Missions

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 4, 2011

    CULTURAL BLINDNESS IN MISSIONS David Livermore, in his book, Serving with Eyes Wide Open, talks about a friend of his, Ashish, who came from Northern India to visit him in Chicago. They were eating at Gino's Pizzeria, and there they ran into a youth pastor David knew, along with his youth group. more

  • Cultural Creatives Is The New Label For A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 5, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Cultural Creatives is the new label for a individuals who reject traditionalism and modernism in favor of their 1960’s values. Proponents are typically upper middle class and consider themselves leading edge thinkers. The read a great deal, but don’t see their values reflected in what they read. more

  • Let's Be Honest. In A Culture That Is ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Let’s be honest. In a culture that is increasingly hostile to Christians and their faith, it’s not always easy to confess Jesus. April 20 will be the 8th anniversary of the day Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold gunned down a dozen students and one teacher at Columbine High School. Although it was not more

  • There Are Numerous Cultures Around The World ...

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Oct 5, 2006

    “There are numerous cultures around the world where the divorce rate is near zero. Why? The common denominator is that divorce is not viewed as an option. It may be against the law or against the norm of their society. In cultures where divorce is an acceptable choice, couples can decide in advance more

  • Without Culture, And The Relative Freedom It ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    "Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when more

  • Culture Is An Instrument Wielded By Professors ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007

    "Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors, who when their turn more

  • Companies That Nurture A Culture Of Philanthropy ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008

    Companies that nurture a culture of philanthropy are more profitable, says Dover Management research. The study found that companies with a solid link between giving and operating earnings outperformed the S & P 500 more

  • Addiction | Angeles Arrien, A Cultural ...  PRO

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Feb 21, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    ADDICTION | Angeles Arrien, a cultural anthropologist, describes our situation this way. She says our condition is one of universal addiction. She has written that we are all afflicted with addictions, not necessarily to drugs or alcohol or other substances -- those are merely symptoms -- but more

  • Perhaps Western Culture Is Nearing A Point ...

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Nov 17, 2008

    “Perhaps Western culture is nearing a point where the Christian faith can be successfully reintroduced. Maybe the collapse of the present order will lead to a new outbreak of more

  • We Live In A Culture That Breeds Dissatisfaction. ...

    Contributed by Chris Edmondson on May 26, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    We live in a culture that breeds dissatisfaction. Henri Nouwen wrote a wonderful book entitled The Return of the Prodigal Son. It is a top 10. He made this statement. Many consumeristic economies stay afloat my manipulating the low self esteem of their consumers. By creating spiritual more

  • The Culture Has Wrongly Insisted That Faith And ...

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Sep 13, 2007
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    The culture has wrongly insisted that faith and reason are incompatible. One of the classes that I took in my undergraduate degree in Religion at Liberty University was a biology class which dealt with the issues of evolution and creation from a scientific and a biblical view point. The more

  • We Live In A Culture That Is Redefining What Is ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 12, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    We live in a culture that is redefining what is sexually permissible. Earlier this year in the United Kingdom, Peter and Hazelmary Bull were found guilty of discrimination because they allowed only married couples to share a bed at their small hotel. A homosexual couple sued the Bulls because they more