Cultural and Social Issues

Cultural and Social Issues

Learn to navigate some of the most divisive issues of our culture from God's perspective: ethical dilemmas, gender issues in the church, social justice, racial reconciliation, politics, adoption, care for the poor, prison ministry, human dignity, creation care, and the pressures of materialism, consumerism and comparison.

Living out your faith in the face of these challenges is hard enough, but if you are leading others, the challenge is so much the greater. Make sure your soul is fed and your strength and courage are built up so you are equipped to lead through tough situations. Delve into topics like protecting yourself, becoming emotionally healthy, maximizing your influence, making decisions, discovering your identity, and bearing the burden of people's pain.

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Cultural and Social Issues
  • Know What You're FOR (Jeff Henderson)

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    What do you want to be known FOR? This is a great question for any leader of an organization to ask, whether it is a church, a business, or a nonprofit. After all, when an organization is able to close the gap between what they are known for and what they want to be known for, it results in unpre...

  • Love Is an Orientation (Andrew Marin)

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    This six-session video-based study offers a variety of practical teachings, insights and life lessons straight out of the practical applications Andrew Marin has learned over the last decade of living and working in the LGBT neighborhood of Chicago called Boystown, as well as his international sp...

  • No More Holding Back (Kat Armstrong)

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    If you have ever felt challenged or insecure as a woman in following your dreams, or in your career, or in your personal pursuit of God, this is your study. Kat Armstrong urges women to wholeheartedly love the Lord beyond our heart and soul, as well as with our mind and strength. She dares to ask...

  • Outlive Your Life (Max Lucado)

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    Everyone wants to know that their time on earth has some significance. We all want to make a difference. These are difficult days in our world’s history. Billions of people are poor, millions go hungry or thirsty every day. Disease claims thousands of lives daily. But you and I have been given an...

  • Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Aimee Byrd)

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    While evangelicalism dukes it out about who can be church leaders, the rest of the 98% of us need to be well-equipped to see where we fit in God's household and why that matters. The Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Video Study will help improve the culture of our churches and disci...

  • Same Kind of Different As Me (Ron Hall & Denver Moore)

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    From a burning plantation hut in Louisiana to an upscale New York art gallery, you will see the heart of God in this unexpected tale of love and the unlikely friendship between Ron Hall and Denver Moore. Gritty with pain and betrayal, Same Kind of Different as Me is an inspirational, true story t...

  • Satisfied (Jeff Manion)

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    In Satisfied, a six-session, video-based study, Pastor Jeff Manion weaves eye-opening biblical and cultural history with his gift of contemporary storytelling to help you find contentment in a discontent world.

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  • Saving Truth (Abdu Murray)

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    Increasingly, Western culture embraces confusion as a virtue and decries certainty as a sin. Those who are confused about morality are progressive pioneers. Those who are confused about spirituality are praised as tolerant. And those who express certainty about any of these issues are seen as big...

  • Seek Peace (Jeremy Williams)

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    How do we find peace within ourselves? Isaiah encourages us to pursue peace by placing our faith in God. How can we find peace with others? Jesus gives us instructions for finding peace in difficult situations. How can we receive and share peace? In this series, we will walk through the Bible's r...

  • Serving God, Saving the Planet (J. Matthew Sleeth)

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    Serving God, Saving the Planet by medical doctor J. Matthew Sleeth broadens the conversation of the dangers of materialism, workaholism, and spiritual bankruptcy—as well as God's endless invitations for us to enjoy what he has created. This study provides simple, everyday ways to focus on steward...

  • Share the Dream (Matthew Daniels and Chris Broussard)

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    Share the Dream is a study based on the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Throughout this series, co-hosted by television journalist Chris Broussard and human rights professor Matt Daniels, you will look at six biblical principles that shaped Dr. King’s life and motivated him to s...

  • Social Justice (Dr. Dominique Robinson)

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    It is popular to say you are "woke" when it comes to the racial injustices we see today. But are we truly "woke" to hear God's call and do our part in God's work? In this series, we can learn from Samuel and Eli the difference between sensing what is happening in the world and being truly woke, p...

  • Start Becoming a Good Samaritan (Michael Seaton)

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    This groundbreaking training program helps Christians live out Christ's love in world-changing ways right where they live. Featured activists and thought leaders such as Desmond Tutu, Tony Campolo, Kay Warren, Brenda Salter McNeil, Jim Cymbala, and Chuck Colson explore the most pressing issues of...

  • Street Smarts (Gregory Koukl)

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    Bestselling author and host of Stand to Reason, Gregory Koukl, teaches the strategies for productive conversations with those who challenge your convictions on a variety of issues. The focus is on revealing the fundamental flaws in common, current challenges to Christian beliefs and values. Stree...

  • Subversive Witness (Dominique DuBois Gilliard)

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    Dominique DuBois Gilliard inspires us to reimagine how we think about privilege and exercise power. Instead of denying the existence of privilege or feeling incapacitated by it, Christians can learn to wield privilege as an instrument to advance the kingdom and sacrificially love our neighbors.

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  • The Awakening of Hope (Shane Claiborne & Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove)

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    This six-session, video-based study will help you and your group gain an understanding of a life with God that is inseparably tied to other people. A new generation longs for something different—for a faith that helps us see how we are connected to other people in gritty and practical ways that r...

  • The Christian Atheist (Craig Groeschel)

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    The Christian Atheist is a six-session video-based study in which pastor and author Craig Groeschel teaches you how to be more than just “Christian” in name and how to break free of hypocrisy to live a more authentic, God-honoring life.

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  • The Daniel Dilemma (Chris Hodges)

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    Study of a Bible Character: Daniel

    Pastor and author Chris Hodges examines the dilemma facing all Christians today: how can we influence a world that rejects everything we believe while still standing for God's truth? Chris looks at the lives of Daniel and Jesus, showing how we can stand for our...

  • The Gift of Thorns (A. J. Swoboda)

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    “How are we formed into godliness in our human desire?” More than anything, this project is a biblical, theological, and experiential exploration into one of the things that makes us human: our God-given desire. Not only will we take time to explore our own desires, but we will also traverse a ba...

  • The Sexual Reformation (Aimee Byrd)

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    Study of a Book of the Bible: Song of Solomon

    The church is sadly confused about what it means to be a man or a woman. While secular society talks about sexuality in terms of liberation, many in the church define manhood and womanhood in terms of reductive roles that rob us of the dignity of per...

  • They Like Jesus but Not the Church (Dan Kimball)

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    They Like Jesus but Not the Church is a six-session, video-based study by Dan Kimball that explores six of the most common objections and misunderstandings emerging generations have about the church and Christianity. The objections come from conversations and interviews the church has had with un...

  • Twisting the Truth (Andy Stanley)

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    Andy Stanley helps us understand how truth can get twisted and distorted, and how that impacts your life. Throughout the study, Stanley exposes four destructive and all-too-prevalent lies about authority, pain, sex, and sin. They're deceptions powerful enough to ruin our relationships, our lives,...

  • Undaunted (Christine Caine)

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    In Undaunted, a five-session, video-based study, Christine Caine offers life-transforming insights into how to not only overcome challenges, wrong turns, and painful circumstances, but to actually grow from those experiences and be equipped and empowered. Using her dramatic life story, Christine ...

  • Vanishing Grace (Philip Yancey)

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    In Vanishing Grace, Philip Yancey shows the desperate need our world has for grace, and how Christians can truly make the gospel good news again. Explore what kind of news is good to a culture that thinks it has rejected the Christian version. Hear illuminating stories from former cynics who have...