A podcast about following Jesus in the post-christian world. This Cultural Moment is a collaboration of Bridgetown Church in Portland, USA and Red Church in Melbourne, Australia.
This Cultural Moment Live in Melbourne, Australia Pt.2
Part 2 of This Cultural Moment recorded Live in Melbourne, Australia.
This Cultural Moment Live in Melbourne, Australia Pt.1
Part 1 of This Cultural Moment recorded live in Melbourne, Australia.
Q&A with Mark Sayers, Jon Tyson, and Pete Hughes
In this one-off “bonus episode,” we listen in on a Q&A with Mark Sayers of Melbourne, Jon Tyson of New York, and Pete Hughes of London, moderated by Todd Proctor at the Alpha leadership conference.
This Cultural Moment Live at Wildfires in the UK
This Cultural Moment recorded live at the Wildfires festival in the UK.
An Interview with Jon Tyson from NYC
We sit down with Jon Tyson from Church of the City in New York.
The Portland Sessions: Part 6
Part 6 of The Portland Sessions, excerpts from a mini-conference of pastors and church leaders. Mark Sayers teaches on the future and health of the church in the west, while framing our cultural moment and discussing what God may be up to. Be sure to subscribe and listen along each week. http://thisculturalmoment.com
What a helpful, precise, engaging look at how w got to where we are and what do we do now. These two are a fantastic compliment to each other. This is so relevant it’s making me giggle with every episode as I further understand the world around me. 10 flat whites out of 10
Misses the mark
I was given this to listen to by an evangelical friend. A lot of these themes are being discussed in a more precise way in the apostolic churches, for example the Catholic Patrick Deneen, why liberalism failed (a book read by Obama) and the Orthodox scholar Bentley Hart (Christ and Nothingness ca. 2003). Sayers is correct is his intuition, but has a quite a few errors in his thought and glaring blindspots in his analysis (the reformation is a large one viz a viz freedom). I would caution anyone if only because all he offers is a melange of thinkers’ analysis as a solution in itself, concluding more or less that this too shall pass. How will the evangelical church survive as a bible based community? Scripture is absent from this podcast entirely. If a passing reference to the bible in hours long commentary of various cultural commentators is what is required for edification one has to wonder if the Word is even able to be penetrated by these communities at all, anymore. I would like to see Evangelicals contend with the word of God more as a point of departure in their revival. Small groups, trans-continental podcasts, and pop psychology will continue to lead to
spiritual decay, as it’s more of the same.
Clear Speakers discuss secularization of society
Pretty interesting. I have wondered how secular society licenses itself to be the end-all and be-all way of thinking. I was surprised to hear the Buddhism, at least the modern version, was a reaction against Christianity. More facts please.