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Every week Radiant Culture seeks to be a voice that speaks into, confronts and influences modern day culture. We ask questions, provide insight and challenge the status quo from a christian perspective. We are young, fresh and exciting, and we will get you thinking about the choices you make in life

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Every week Radiant Culture seeks to be a voice that speaks into, confronts and influences modern day culture. We ask questions, provide insight and challenge the status quo from a christian perspective. We are young, fresh and exciting, and we will get you thinking about the choices you make in life

    EP138: Can Christians Look Up To Heroes Who Dont Share The Same Faith??

    EP138: Can Christians Look Up To Heroes Who Dont Share The Same Faith??

    n this episode we discuss Heroes. There are so many voices that have taken centre stage in different aspects of our lives - be it business, sport, pop culture, academia. Many of these voices are not professing Christians & some even openly profess their non-belief in God, yet they are highly accomplished and respected in their fields. Can we really learn from, admire & follow people who don’t believe what we believe? Is it okay for Christians to have heroes who openly don't share their faith? What about Christian heroes? Is the whole idea of Christian Heroes Biblical or does that lean toward idolatry? In a society that is steeped in hero worship can we really avoid this as Christians? Have a listen and join the conversation..

    • 58 min
    Can Christians look Up To Secular Heroes

    Can Christians look Up To Secular Heroes

    In this episode we discuss Heroes. There are so many voices that have taken centre stage in different aspects of our lives - be it business, sport, pop culture, academia. Many of these voices are not professing Christians & some even openly profess their non-belief in God, yet they are highly accomplished and respected in their fields. Can we really learn from, admire & follow people who don’t believe what we believe? Is it okay for Christians to have heroes who openly don't share their faith? What about Christian heroes? Is the whole idea of Christian Heroes Biblical or does that lean toward idolatry? In a society that is steeped in hero worship can we really avoid this as Christians? Have a listen and join the conversation..

    • 58 min
    PODCAST EP137- Sexual Abuse and Manipulation in the Church

    PODCAST EP137- Sexual Abuse and Manipulation in the Church

    In this episode we discuss sexual abuse and spiritual manipulation in the church. Spiritual manipulation is a technique used by abusive churches and leaders to control individuals and acquire personal gain.
    There are religious leaders who take Scriptures out of context to support their agenda. They isolate “proof texts” and “cherry pick” and dissect verses to persuade the uninformed that their interpretation is right, even to the extent of claiming they alone have “the truth” and everybody else is wrong. This creates an environment ripe for abuses to take place. Unfortunately instances of molestation in the church, across all denominations are far too many. Leaders abuse their authority for sexual gain. Often victims have been brainwashed and groomed or for various reasons feel that they stand to lose too much by coming forward.
    How can a victim go about seeking justice and freedom from such a situation? What is the process of healing and restoration when a place or person meant to protect you like a shepherd abuses you? How can we as congregants be more aware that there is spiritual manipulation taking place? Is the answer always to leave, knowing that abuses may continue? Why has the church been marred by this issue for centuries?Have a listen...

    • 57 min
    Ravi-Fraud or flawed?

    Ravi-Fraud or flawed?

    Ravi: Fraud or Flawed?

    Revelations and confirmation of Ravi Zacharias' sexual misconduct by RZIM , have shocked the millions who knew and followed him, Christians and non Christians alike. The impact and influence of his ministry was so huge that it is extremely difficult to imagine the same man doing what has now been revealed he was doing. We discuss if Ravi was just a flawed man like we all are or he was a Fraud? Have listen and join the conversation...

    • 49 min
    Lockdown Relationships

    Lockdown Relationships

    Most people around the world have now experienced some form of lock-down, which has led to people spending more time online. Then there is the loneliness combined with boredom too 😅 which we find different ways to combat. For singles, this may make them more open to making new friends online. Is getting to know someone purely online or over the phone enough to form a foundation for a relationship? Are you yourself the same online as you are in real life? How does courtship play out in the virtual realm, can you really become "official"? For those who are were already in relationships, either long distance or otherwise, not sure when next you're going to see each other, how best do you keep the momentum going in the midst of uncertainty. Does the extended time apart help or hinder in terms of maintaining your relationship? What are the best ways to keep the fire burning while you're apart? Have a listen and join the conversation...

    • 52 min
    When the righteous fall

    When the righteous fall

    A righteous man falls seven times but still gets up, says the bible, however is this a license to give in to temptation? We have heard and continue to hear news of Church and Christian Leaders here at home and world over who have compromised their morality. In this episode we are joined by Shingai Kuwaza as we discuss the lessons that need to be drawn from these scandals for church leaders and for every Christian. We know that no one is perfect, but the bible sets the bar higher for leaders, how do leaders stay above reproach considering the many temptations we all face? How do the people who look up to these leaders, process and deal with this and avoid the trap to use this as an excuse to allow moral failure on their part? Have a listen and join the conversation...

    • 39 min

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