Weekly Attendance by Non-Church Members (10.14.21)

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This week we’re going to be talking about the number of non-church members who attend church services weekly. This may sound strange since it seems that it’s harder in many places to convince members to show up every week. We’re going to consider some observations about this.Continue Reading

Pornography Sites More Popular Than Netflix (10.07.21)

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This week we’re going to be talking about pornography. Probably everyone who listens to this podcast recognizes this as something that is clearly evil. Yet it has become a huge problem in our society, especially with the growth of the internet. Even if we know this, we may not fully realize the scope of this problem. We’re going to see just how huge it is.Continue Reading

Monthly News Roundup (09.30.21)

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This is the last episode for the month of September – time for our monthly news roundup. In this episode, we’ll be talking about the number of kids growing up in two-parent families, a shrinking pool of donors for churches, and a TV preacher raising money to speed up the return of Christ.Continue Reading

The Ancient Paths in a Digital Age (09.23.21)

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Last week we talked about one of the wrong ways to use social media. However, just because there’s a wrong way to use it does not mean that we should not use it at all. There is good that can be done IF we use it the right way. We’re going to talk about how we can do that today.

The episode today is from an article that I posted a few months ago – The Ancient Paths in a Digital Age. We’ll be going over the points made in that article today.

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Online Engagement and Moral Outrage (09.16.21)

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This week we’re going to be talking about moral outrage on social media. Everyone who uses social media – and many who don’t – recognize that many users express hatred and animosity toward others on social media. But why? Especially when some of these people would not talk this way to others in person. We’re going to discuss that in our episode today.

New Research: More Engagement Promotes More Outrage Online

“Earlier this month, researchers William Brady, Killian McLoughlin, Tuan Doan, and Molly Crockett published a study in Science Advances called, “How social learning amplifies moral outrage expression in online social networks.

“The study is the first of its kind. It provides real, statistical data to support the general belief that moral outrage posted to social media yields high engagement, which means it leads to more moral outrage being posted to social media.

“This is logical, isn’t it? It makes sense that if moral outrage posted to social media yields a high number of engagements—likes, shares, retweets, comments, etc.—it would encourage users to post more content that expresses moral outrage. I think this is logical because, for untold numbers of social media users, the goal of posting content online is to harvest as much attention as possible, and engagement on posted content is the surest evidence of earned attention that we have on social media.” (Terms of Service)

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The Debate between Creation and Evolution (09.09.21)

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This week we’re going to be talking about the debate between creation and evolution. Is this still a debate in our society anymore? As Christians what should be our position? We’re going to consider this in our episode today.Continue Reading

Support for Polyamory from Harvard Law (09.02.21)

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This week we’re going to be talking about polygamy (or polyamory) – a sexual relationship between more than two people at the same time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. With the widespread acceptance of homosexuality and same-sex “marriage,” what would be the basis for our society opposing this type of relationship? We’re going to consider this in our episode today.Continue Reading