Earlier this afternoon, I was interviewed on the Janet Mefferd Live radio show. We discussed the issue of contemporary Christian music artists who support LGBT values, and why such support exists particularly among Christian musicians. Throughout the interview, I explained the history of rock’n’roll, how it was founded in the Southern Pentecostal church but was secularized by a burgeoning music industry in the 1950s, how its original vision of redemption transformed into a call to rebellion against American cultural norms, and how its return to the church through contemporary Christian worship brought with it a number of secularized beliefs and practices. We then talked about what the church can do to address such secular residue, and realize a truly redemptive vision of rock music.
This is why Turley Talks was founded. With your support, we have been able to provide helpful and in-depth cultural analysis with hopeful Christian answers, to give Christians the information they need to make faithful decisions in the midst of our current secular age. And they are responding!
We are now less than a month away from our deadline to raise $10,000 for the Turley Talks E-Learning Initiative. The Initiative is dedicated to expanding the mission of Turley Talks through online courses, TurleyTalksTV, and TurleyTalks Publishing. I can’t thank enough those of you who have already contributed to this endeavor. For those who have yet to contribute, please prayerfully consider giving your donation here.
I’ve been asked if there is anything else that people can do to support Turley Talks. Well, there are in fact lots of ways to do so! Below I want to share 5 ways you can help support Turley Talks in general and the E-Learning Initiative in particular. We appreciate any or all that you can do to keep the mission of Turley Talks thriving.
1. Share the E-Learning Initiative with others.
We would be so grateful if you would forward the E-Learning Initiative crowdfunding page to friends and loved ones that you believe would be interested in supporting this Initiative. The video featured on the page answers the question of why we are pursuing an E-Learning Initiative and the benefit that such will bring to a cultural renewal. You can find the page here.
2. Follow us on Facebook.
Every day, our Facebook page features articles on all things Christianity and culture from around the world, as well as the most recent Turley Talks article. If you’re on Facebook, please follow us here. We are closing in on our first 1,000 Likes!
3. Follow us on Twitter.
The Turley Talks twitter account (@DrTurleyTalks) features inspirational quotes from great Christian thinkers as well as Scripture passages, a number of articles on Christianity and culture, and the latest Turley Talks articles. I’m also available to interact with you and answer questions most evenings. Please follow us here. We are currently at over 27,000 followers!
4. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
One of the features of the E-Learning Initiative is TurleyTalksTV, where I address some of the most pressing cultural issues of our day. Since beginning the venture just a few weeks ago, we’ve already seen a spike in subscriptions. You’ll get a notice in your email inbox every time we post a video. Please subscribe here.
5. Share our articles with your friends and loved ones.
I’ve recently been posting new articles a few times a week as well as one video. You have no idea how much it helps us when you forward articles and videos that you particularly like to friends and loved ones. Here are the most recent postings:
We’ve Already Won: Why Christians Should Be Optimistic about the Future
Race Wars: Why Secular Conceptions of Race Are Collapsing
Christ and Caesar: The Treason of the Gospel
CCM and LGBT: Why Christian Artists Are Endorsing Secularized Sexuality
So there you have it; 5 ways that you can help Turley Talks flourish as we provide helpful cultural analysis with hopeful Christian answers!
P.S. Thank you so much for considering financially supporting the E-Learning Initiative. Remember, we need your support by September 16th, so make sure to click on the link! CLICK HERE!