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Hosted by RZIM apologist Cameron McAllister, Vital Signs is an exploration of the major cultural ideas, issues, and works of art that are shaping current conversations. It's not just a place to learn how to be culturally informed; it's a place to learn what's worth celebrating in contemporary life. If guarding what you pay attention to is a way of guarding the integrity of your thought, then Vital Signs aims to show you what's worth your attention, as well as what's worth talking about.

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Hosted by RZIM apologist Cameron McAllister, Vital Signs is an exploration of the major cultural ideas, issues, and works of art that are shaping current conversations. It's not just a place to learn how to be culturally informed; it's a place to learn what's worth celebrating in contemporary life. If guarding what you pay attention to is a way of guarding the integrity of your thought, then Vital Signs aims to show you what's worth your attention, as well as what's worth talking about.

    Communal Sin in the 21st Century, Pt. 3

    Communal Sin in the 21st Century, Pt. 3

    Though we struggle mightily with the concept of communal sin in our 21st century context, it's vital that we recover a basic understanding of wrongdoing that takes us beyond narrow individualism. How else can we account for grave systemic injustice in all of our institutions? Trying to lay the blame at a single person's feet is not only naïve, it vastly oversimplifies the problem. In this six-part series, we'll take a close look at some of our nation's abiding communal sins, taking into account systemic racism, communal sin in politics, the church, the entertainment industry, and the workplace. Having traced these destructive patterns in our cultural moment, we'll then turn to the biblical account of communal sin and see how it both makes sense of our dilemma and offers the only feasible hope. This episode considers the primal instance of sin for the human race, namely, the fall of Adam and Eve.


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    Communal Sin in the 21st Century, Pt. 2

    Communal Sin in the 21st Century, Pt. 2

    Though we struggle mightily with the concept of communal sin in our 21st century context, it's vital that we recover a basic understanding of wrongdoing that takes us beyond narrow individualism. How else can we account for grave systemic injustice in all of our institutions? Trying to lay the blame at a single person's feet is not only naïve, it vastly oversimplifies the problem. In this six-part series, we'll take a close look at some of our nation's abiding communal sins, taking into account systemic racism, communal sin in politics, the church, the entertainment industry, and the workplace. Having traced these destructive patterns in our cultural moment, we'll then turn to the biblical account of communal sin and see how it both makes sense of our dilemma and offers the only feasible hope. This episode considers the communal sin of corruption in politics, entertainment, and the workplace.

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    Communal Sin in the 21st Century, Pt. 1

    Communal Sin in the 21st Century, Pt. 1

    Though we struggle mightily with the concept of communal sin in our 21st century context, it's vital that we recover a basic understanding of wrongdoing that takes us beyond narrow individualism. How else can we account for grave systemic injustice in all of our institutions? Trying to lay the blame at a single person's feet is not only naïve, it vastly oversimplifies the problem. In this six-part series, we'll take a close look at some of our nation's abiding communal sins, taking into account systemic racism, communal sin in politics, the church, the entertainment industry, and the workplace. Having traced these destructive patterns in our cultural moment, we'll then turn to the biblical account of communal sin and see how it both makes sense of our dilemma and offers the only feasible hope. This episode considers the communal sin of systemic racism.

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    How Do We Forgive the Unforgivable? Pt. 3

    How Do We Forgive the Unforgivable? Pt. 3

    From racial hatred and ethnic "cleansing" to gross exploitation and rampant sexual abuse, we inhabit a world filled with atrocities and punctuated by unforgivable acts. Consequently, many of us experience unimaginable suffering at the hands of others. At the same time, many of us will also recognize that no healing can take place without forgiveness. But is forgiveness even possible in such circumstances? Where can we find the strength to forgive the unforgiveable? In this 3-part series, we'll explore this harrowing topic. This final episode explores how we can practically forgive the unforgivable in our day-to-day lives.

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    How Do We Forgive the Unforgivable? Pt. 2

    How Do We Forgive the Unforgivable? Pt. 2

    From racial hatred and ethnic "cleansing" to gross exploitation and rampant sexual abuse, we inhabit a world filled with atrocities and punctuated by unforgivable acts. Consequently, many of us experience unimaginable suffering at the hands of others. At the same time, many of us will also recognize that no healing can take place without forgiveness. But is forgiveness even possible in such circumstances? Where can we find the strength to forgive the unforgiveable? In this 3-part series, we'll explore this harrowing topic. Drawing from Christ's parable of the merciless servant in Matthew 18:23-25, this episode considers how our status as "debtors" before God reframes the discussion on forgiveness.

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    How Do We Forgive the Unforgivable? Pt. 1

    How Do We Forgive the Unforgivable? Pt. 1

    From racial hatred and ethnic "cleansing" to gross exploitation and rampant sexual abuse, we inhabit a world filled with atrocities and punctuated by unforgivable acts. Consequently, many of us experience unimaginable suffering at the hands of others. At the same time, many of us will also recognize that no healing can take place without forgiveness. But is forgiveness even possible in such circumstances? Where can we find the strength to forgive the unforgiveable? In this 3-part series, we'll explore this harrowing topic. Episode 1 considers the practical ramifications of Romans 5, where Paul informs us that Christ died for us while we were his "enemies."

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