Cultural & 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.

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  • I Am Restored (Lecrae)

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    Two-time GRAMMY winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae was forced to face the buried impact of unhealed wounds from his past when his personal life spun into chaos. Along the way to restoration, he learned the importance of not normalizing traumatic circumstances, and how not to tur...

  • 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...

  • 40 Days through the Book: Ephesians (Derwin Gray)

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    In a world of division, conflict, and polarization, the same Jesus who united the Jews and Gentiles, enslaved and free people, men and women, and people from every tribe and tongue some 2,000 years ago in Ephesus, is ready to do it again. God is still building his diverse family of faith. It will...

  • God and Race (John Siebeling & Wayne Francis)

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    Racial tension is a major problem in this country, and the church needs to openly dialog about it. White people must understand and acknowledge the sin of slavery and mistreatment of black people. Black people in turn have to forgive white people of previous and present injustices, while also not...

  • The Color of Compromise (Jemar Tisby)

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    An acclaimed, timely study of how people of faith have historically—up to the present day—worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response. The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don't ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

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    Serving God, Saving the Planet by J. Matthew Sleeth, formerly the two volumes Hope for Creation and Hope for Humanity, is a video-based learning experience that will broaden the conversation of the dangers of materialism, workaholism, and spiritual bankruptcy—as well as God's endless invitations ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Justice for the Poor (Jim Wallis)

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    When the wealthy are dying from diseases of overabundance and the poor are dying from inadequate health care, poor diets, and stress-related illnesses, there is spiritual disease in society. Jesus’ life and teaching shows a deep compassion toward the poor and marginalized. His messages often high...

  • The Daniel Dilemma (Chris Hodges)

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    In this six-session video Bible study, 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 biblical belie...

  • Bonhoeffer (Eric Metaxas)

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    In Bonhoeffer, a four-session video-based small group Bible study, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas will help you discover the major themes of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s writing and speaking and how he not only helped transform an entire faith community in Germany during World War II, bu...

  • How (Not) to Read the Bible (Dan Kimball)

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    Dan Kimball guides you step-by-step through making sense of the most misunderstood, difficult, and disturbing Bible passages. Whether you’re a Christian, a doubter, or someone exploring the Bible for the first time, this study is your guide to understanding and contextualizing passages in the Bib...

  • 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...

  • Better Together (Danielle Strickland)

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    Have you considered your own gender versus the opposite in a defensive way? If we are honest, we all have. We are only as strong as our understanding of our differences—and they are many and varied. But we were not created alone, or separately. We were in fact created of and from and in the image...

  • Charles Colson on Politics and the Christian Faith (Charles Colson)

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    Chuck Colson is uniquely qualified to provide an insider's perspective on today's pressing issues of faith and politics. In this four-session, video-based study, his discussions are neither "religious right" nor "religious left" but balanced, clear, and biblically based.

  • Doing the Right Thing (Charles Colson & Robert George)

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    This six-session video-based study explores the ethical and moral breakdown that is hitting culture from all sides. Through panel discussions, interviews, and live student questions it raises ethical issues in a non-condemning but challenging way, stimulating thought, discussion, and action. The ...

  • Gospel in Life (Timothy Keller)

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    Join author and pastor Timothy Keller in this eight-week small group Bible study (guide sold separately), to explore how the gospel can change your heart, community, and how you live the Gospel out in everyday life

    In week one you and your group will study the city, your home now, the world. Wee...

  • 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...

  • Liking Jesus -(Craig Groeschel)

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    We all love the benefits of technology. But even with the upsides, many of us suspect there are negative consequences beyond our control. The more we interact online, the more we crave face-to-face intimacy. The more we compare ourselves with others, the less satisfied we are. The more filtered o...

  • 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...

  • Soul Detox (Craig Groeschel)

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    We all know that smoking is unhealthy, but there are other second-hand toxins that we bring into our home, workplace, and church, exposing ourselves and loved ones to deadly poison. These are things that we allow ourselves to view, think, and be part of every day without considering the risks to ...