Should Churches Build a Culture?

August 10, 2023

Should Churches Build a Culture?

A viewer asks: “Does Jesus really call us as His children to build anything?……an identity, a structure, or a culture or rather to simply align ourselves with what He has already promised us He would build in and through His ekklesia?” This was in response to Melvin Lehman’s previous episode “The New Conservatives”. In this episode Melvin argues that the New Testament calls churches to proactively create culture.

The episode that sparked this comment

That episode followed up on this essay from Melvin: The New Conservatives

Hannah Coulter — Wendell Berry

The Story of Dirk Willems — Audio

The Story of Dirk Willems — Text

The Earth is the Lord’s — John Ruth

Episode Guest Info

Melvin Lehman

Melvin lives with his family in Guys Mills, Pennsylvania, where he also served as a teacher at Faith Builders Educational Program for many years. Melvin is passionate about teaching the Bible to the next generation, and enjoys tending his small family farm.

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Episode Host

Jaran Miller

Jaran Miller is a resident of Pennsylvania and a native of Tennessee. He received his K-12 education via homeschool, his college education at Lee University, and his most important education through the books he’s read and the human relationships he’s been privileged to have. Jaran enjoys living with his wife Sara. Together they engage in pursuits like playing the piano, reading books, and developing hospitality skills.

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