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#FaithandCulture Reading: Momo Challenge, Foster Care, Culture, Art and Outreach

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In today’s #FaithandCulture Reading, we cull a brief list of some of our favorite articles of the week. Today we highlight articles from Ashley Gorman, Brittany Salmon, Chad Austin, Logan Smith and Marie Burrus.

Also, be sure to secure your spot for two upcoming events for the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Seminary:


Why Loving Foster Children Means Loving Their Families Too

Ashley Gorman penned this eye-opening, heart-wrenching article about foster care at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Here’s an excerpt:

In that moment, God showed me what dignifying a person looks like. And he also showed me that adoption isn’t the only beautiful picture of the gospel. Fighting to see a family restored is, too.

How to Parent in the Age of the Momo Challenge

Speaking of The Ethics and Religious Commission, Brittany Salmon also wrote this important article on parenting and technology inspired by the recent “Momo challenge.” She writes,

We might not be able to shield our kids from every potential harm, but we can light their paths with wisdom for when they come across darkness online.

‘Dirty Job’ or Not, There’s Dignity in Productivity

Logan Smith explores the intersection of faith and work in this piece at The Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. Here’s an excerpt:

Every kind of labor still accomplishes the Creator’s goals and provides purpose to what is otherwise just another day in the office or on the construction site.

4 Truths (and 4 Questions) for Engaging Culture

Chad Austin recaps a talk from John Stonestreet in this article for the North Carolina Baptist Convention:

Cultural engagement is part of discipleship….We’ve got to address the culture in which we live, and we’ve got to do it with clarity and we’ve got to do it with understanding.

The Creative(‘s) Way to Do Outreach

Have you ever thought of art as a form of outreach? Marie Burrus explains how it can be in this article at UBA Houston. She writes,

Meaningful Christian art must start from the Godward heart and communicate gospel truth in the real world. In short, it’s all about the message, not the medium.

What other articles would you recommend?

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