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A Time to Think

A Time to Think

By Downtown Mission Church

Careful engagement and thoughtful responses to important issues in culture and the church.
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Media Diet: Telos
Media Diet: Telos
Pastor Chris and Pastor Josh discuss media diet: telos.
31:14
November 29, 2022
Media Diet: Time
Media Diet: Time
Pastor Chris and Pastor Josh discuss media diet: time.
29:04
November 22, 2022
Media Diet: Fragmented vs Community
Media Diet: Fragmented vs Community
Headphones have dramatically shifted how we interact with media. Instead of a community of people gathering to listen to a speaker or a musician, now content and music is in the ear of the individual. You may have no idea what the person beside you on a plane or in line at the grocery store is listening to. How does that affect our culture and the church?
31:10
November 15, 2022
Media Diet: Disagreeing vs Discourse
Media Diet: Disagreeing vs Discourse
Short, opinionated news media has made us disagreeable people. The media we consume has led to a decline in our ability to have basic discourse with others, and instead we spend much of our time focused on how we disagree with others rather than pursuing conversation with them. Pastor Chris and Pastor Josh set aside A Time to Think about the difference between disagreeing and discourse.
30:04
November 10, 2022
Media Diet: Entertaining vs Informing
Media Diet: Entertaining vs Informing
Every channel on TV is designed to entertain. Politicians seek to entertain and often pastors do as well. Entertainment culture seeps into every way we encounter information, so Pastor Chris Tillman and Pastor Josh Holland help work through how to approach media content in an entertainment driven world.
23:43
October 31, 2022
Media Diet: Trivial vs Significant
Media Diet: Trivial vs Significant
We are tempted to spend the great majority of our time thinking of trivial things. Social media, TV entertainment, and the vast amount of content available to consume on the internet lead us to be bombarded by and focused on insignificant things. Pastor Chris and Pastor Josh discuss how to divide our time on media between the trivial and the significant.
32:35
October 26, 2022
Culture Wars: Creating A Better One
Culture Wars: Creating A Better One
For the Christian, being counter-cultural is about more than criticizing ideas outside of the church. The Christian must also fight by creating a better, more persuasive culture within the church. Pastor Chris and Pastor Josh give ideas on how to build attractive cultures which are more beautiful than the competing ideas around them on this episode of A Time To Think.
26:19
October 13, 2022
Tolerance and Bigotry
Tolerance and Bigotry
How do Christians think through being called a bigot or being charged with hate speech? How do thinking people respond in a society which is quick to level personal attacks prior to discussing the substance of an idea? Pastor Chris and Pastor Josh discuss in A Time To Think.
29:17
October 03, 2022
Being Recognized In A Liquid World
Being Recognized In A Liquid World
We think we have freedom to chart our own path or create ourselves as we want to be. However, we are not truly free to create ourselves, because we ultimately need someone to like what we create. We need the people around us to affirm or "recognize" who we are as good and right and true. Pastor Chris and Pastor Josh discuss our culture's deep longing for recognition.
28:26
September 27, 2022
Liquid World, Plastic People
Liquid World, Plastic People
We are plastic people in a liquid world. Technological advancements in the realms of transportation, communication, and medication have all lead us to feel that we can shape the world around us and determine our own shape as well. Pastor Chris and Pastor Josh discuss the issues with these changes in thought.
30:02
September 16, 2022
Freud, Sex, and Happiness
Freud, Sex, and Happiness
Pastor Josh and Pastor Chris discuss how Sigmund Freud led us to believe that we are primarily sexual creatures.
33:24
August 24, 2022
Religious Morality is Manipulative
Religious Morality is Manipulative
Pastor Chris and Pastor Josh discuss views of morality divorced from God held by Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche.
32:27
August 05, 2022
Born Free
Born Free
Pastor Chris and Pastor Josh discuss what it means to live free.
19:58
July 28, 2022
Reflections After Dobbs
Reflections After Dobbs
Pastor Chris and Pastor Josh discuss the Supreme Court's ruling which had massive consequences for the legality of abortion in the United States.
41:07
July 28, 2022
Responses to Pro-Choice Arguments
Responses to Pro-Choice Arguments
Pastor Josh and Pastor Chris engage with five common arguments from the Pro-Choice side of the debate about abortion.
44:35
July 28, 2022
The Other Is The Problem
The Other Is The Problem
Pastor Josh and Pastor Chris discuss how the other is the problem.
36:16
June 29, 2022
Priority Of The Inner
Priority Of The Inner
Pastor Josh and Pastor Chris discuss the priority of the inner.
34:39
June 22, 2022
When Authenticity Becomes a Problem
When Authenticity Becomes a Problem
Pastor Josh and Pastor Chris talk about when authenticity becomes a problem.
24:35
June 14, 2022
How do we imagine ourselves?
How do we imagine ourselves?
Pastor Josh and Pastor Chris discuss how the ideas of scholars and philosophers trickle down into our everyday lives.
27:24
June 08, 2022
Sexual Revolution - What is it?
Sexual Revolution - What is it?
Pastor Josh and Pastor Chris from Downtown Mission Church discuss the question of what exactly the "sexual revolution" is in relationship to the new self in western culture.
31:34
May 24, 2022
Expressive Individualism and How It Creeps Into the Church
Expressive Individualism and How It Creeps Into the Church
Pastor Josh and Pastor Chris talk about expressive individualism and how it creeps into the church.
24:03
May 17, 2022
What is the "self"?
What is the "self"?
Pastor Josh and Pastor Chris discuss how we came to view individuals as a "self" and how this impacts our discussions of gender and sexuality.
32:05
May 09, 2022
Understanding and Responding
Understanding and Responding
Two Downtown Mission Church pastors explain why they want to engage cultural issues in a way that helps the people in their church.
07:20
May 03, 2022