It is when we believe spiritual lies and false arguments that a demonic stronghold is established in our lives, and ultimately in our culture (2 Cor. 10:3–5). As Christians, we are called to challenge these ideas. They may manifest themselves in the form of political causes, lifestyle choices, attitudes, and trends, but at their core is a spiritual lie. However, before we can engage cultural ideas and the spiritual lies that undergird them, we must be informed.

Culture in Focus applies God’s Word to today’s headlines to expose spiritual lies and equip Christians to have meaningful conversations. These researched articles are designed to inform Christians about what is transpiring in our culture and why it matters to God. It could be that many of our national troubles are God’s response to our culture.

How to Use Halloween Horror to Share the Gospel

How to Use Halloween Horror to Share the Gospel

By Timothy Zebell | October 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

What better time is there for conversations about the afterlife than a day dominated by ghosts and monsters? Indeed, the horror of vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, and ghosts provide prime opportunities to share spiritual truths with a secular society. Far from fearing these monsters, Christians can embrace them as meaningful archetypes that illustrate…

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Unmasking Halloween Sale

Unmasking Halloween: 60% Off Sale

By Timothy Zebell | October 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

No longer is Halloween the frivolous holiday it had become by the mid-20th century. Today it is a commercial juggernaut that cannot be ignored. … There is a reason why Halloween has captured imaginations for millennia. This mysterious holiday is as complex as it is ancient. For a limited time, get the Kindle version of Unmasking Halloween for 60% off!

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Abortion in the Crosshairs - The Kill Shot to Roe v. Wade

Abortion in the Crosshairs: The Kill Shot to Roe v. Wade

By Timothy Zebell | September 29, 2021

The once elusive hope of overturning Roe v. Wade is finally reality … Why isn’t every church in America talking about this lawsuit and blanketing it in prayer for the next few months? … Terrified that Roe v. Wade may, in fact, be overturned, U.S. House Democrats passed the most pro-abortion bill in history on September 24. The Women’s Health Protection Act passed in a party-line vote, with only…

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The Truth Behind America's Trickiest Holiday and How to Navigate It

The Truth Behind America’s Trickiest Holiday and How to Navigate It

By Timothy Zebell | September 22, 2021

Anyone who has investigated the subject knows how controversial and confusing it is. What few resources exist to guide Christians are often oversimplified, based upon faulty research, and completely contradictory to one another. Moreover, most of the suggestions for how to…

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New Resource – Unmasking Halloween – The Truth Behind America’s Trickiest Holiday & How to Navigate It

By Timothy Zebell | September 20, 2021

No longer is Halloween the frivolous children’s holiday that it had become by the mid-20th century. Today it is a commercial juggernaut and an indispensable component of American culture. How did a rural harvest festival become one of America’s top commercial holidays? Until we understand the ways that Halloween’s character and purpose have transformed over time, we will not know how best to navigate this enigmatic holiday. Author and former missionary Timothy Zebell works to unmask America’s trickiest holiday. Click here to download a free PDF or order a physical copy!

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20 Years after 9/11, Can We Finally Admit the Truth?

20 Years after 9/11, Can We Finally Admit the Truth?

By Timothy Zebell | September 10, 2021

Perhaps the greatest casualty on September 11 was truth. Patriotic Americans across the country rallied around our flag rather than our exclusive truth claims for one faith and the moral obligations that come with it. At the time, it was considered intolerant and unpatriotic to…

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Profound Incompetence

Profound Incompetence

By Timothy Zebell | September 1, 2021

Even if President Joe Biden made the right decision to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, he certainly failed in his execution of this mission. While our anger appears justified, we may be better served to learn from President Biden’s mistakes by questioning whether we are executing our own mission with an similar level of incompetence….

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Ecosexual Foolishness - A New Low, Even for CNN

Ecosexual Foolishness: A New Low, Even for CNN

By Timothy Zebell | August 18, 2021

Just when we think we’ve reached the bottom of the barrel for serious reporting by CNN, we discover there are even greater depths of foolishness. … The picture adorning the article is worth a thousand words. It shows an eccentric, lesbian couple hugging a tree while arrayed in purple outfits that look like something stolen from the aliens in a 1950s B-grade science fiction movie….

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An Olympic Disaster

An Olympic Disaster: When Representatives Bring Disgrace

By Timothy Zebell | July 28, 2021

The abysmal ratings of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony reflect America’s frustration with woke athletes who care more about virtue signaling, social media, and their personal brand than the sport they play or the country they supposedly represent. … as Americans, we do not appreciate being misrepresented to the world. However, we are not alone in this sentiment…

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God Is Answering Our Prayers for Election Integrity

God Is Answering Our Prayers for Election Integrity

By Timothy Zebell | June 16, 2021

The 2020 election was exhausting, and very few of us are probably interested in revisiting the controversy and chaos surrounding it. Let’s be honest: How many of us stopped praying about election integrity after the inauguration on January 6, 2021? Granted, God may not have answered our requests within the time frame we desired, but God has been answering our prayers….

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Dr Fauci Illustrates the Danger of Substituting Truth with Personal Preference - Culture in Focus Article

Dr. Fauci Illustrates the Danger of Substituting Truth with Personal Preference

By Timothy Zebell | June 9, 2021

With the release of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s e-mails via a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by BuzzFeed News, “America’s doctor” has fallen from his pedestal. … Having allowed the allure of fame and power, combined with his hopes and desires, to guide his decision-making, Dr. Anthony Fauci now serves as a warning to each of us. He illustrates a simple principle found in the Bible…

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I Identify as Fully Vaccinated - Culture in Focus Article - Forerunners of America Ministry

“I Identify As Fully Vaccinated”: The Nature Of Truth

By Timothy Zebell | June 2, 2021

Faced with the choice of taking a questionable vaccine or being treated as social lepers in our new COVID caste system, some in Michigan are employing a method that has proven to be highly successful in other politically, culturally, and morally sensitive matters. They are choosing to identify as fully vaccinated. In short, they are choosing to…

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Overwhelmed by the News - Culture in Focus - Forerunners of America

Overwhelmed by the News

By Timothy Zebell | May 19, 2021

Following the news is both mentally and emotionally exhausting. … There is nothing wrong with feeling overwhelmed and exhausted by the news, but there is something wrong with allowing our exhaustion to excuse disconnecting from the moral course our country is charting. … What should we do? How can we find a balance between becoming overwhelmed or disconnecting?

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A resurgence of voices declaring that revival is coming to America has caught the attention of God’s people from coast-to-coast. - Revival Cautions

REVIVAL CAUTIONS

By David Warn | May 6, 2021

A resurgence of voices declaring that revival is coming to America has caught the attention of God’s people from coast-to-coast. In the face of numerous nationwide challenges, it seems that a national revival—what some refer to as a Great Awakening—is necessary to save our nation. And since God loves us, to those who are declaring and promising revival, it is all but a foregone conclusion that revival is on the way. National leaders are alerting people to this pending revival through interviews, streaming messages, social media, blogs, and articles. But the widest proliferation of this message is coming through an overwhelming amount of YouTube videos declaring, “God is not done with America yet;” and therefore by implication, we simply need to hang on a little bit longer until America is saved by a glorious move of God. I too believe that it is only through the spiritual empowerment of God’s people amidst God’s manifest presence, along with multitudes of people coming to faith, that America can be saved. By God’s grace, I experienced a taste of these realities while leading a campus ministry at the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 1995. Also, I served with Life Action Ministries (a ministry focused on seeing God move in national revival and awakening) for 12 years before launching Forerunners of America. So, hear me before reading further: I am pro-revival and pro-awakening! However, in recent months I have heard national figures declaring—and sometimes promising—a revival that is out of step with the Bible and…

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