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.

Court Decides Whether Quoting the Bible Is a Crime

Court Decides Whether Quoting the Bible Is a Crime

By Timothy Zebell | January 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Two Christians stood trial on Monday for publicly expressing the “extreme Christian thinking” that homosexuality and sex outside of a monogamous and heterosexual marriage are sins. Incredibly, their crime occurred seven years before LGBT was added to the national hate-speech law as a protected class. Nevertheless…

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An Indispensable New Year Resolution

An Indispensable New Year Resolution

By Timothy Zebell | January 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Do your friends, family, and co-workers know more about your opinions regarding vaccine mandates, masks, inflation, illegal immigration, election integrity, America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, or our president’s mental health than they know about your opinions regarding God and His expectations for how we ought to live?

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An Indispensable New Year Resolution

An Indispensable New Year Resolution

By Timothy Zebell | January 12, 2022

Do your friends, family, and co-workers know more about your opinions regarding vaccine mandates, masks, inflation, illegal immigration, election integrity, America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, or our president’s mental health than they know about your opinions regarding God and His expectations for how we ought to live?

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When Fear Rules - The Rise of Omicron

When Fear Rules: The Rise of Omicron

By Timothy Zebell | December 8, 2021

Fear has been the driving force in determining our way of life for nearly two years, so perhaps it should not be surprising that it only took four men in Africa with Hay Fever-like symptoms to cause a stock market crash, trigger a new spate of travel bans, and rebooted talk of government lockdowns. On Black Friday…

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It Is Time to Stop Clowning around about Abortion

It Is Time to Stop Clowning around about Abortion

By Timothy Zebell | November 10, 2021

Ironically, the same woke activists that decried comedian Dave Chappelle’s insensitivity last month toward transgenders are now lauding a Saturday Night Live sketch with “Goober the Clown (who had an abortion when she was 23).” … “Review after review, recap after recap, proclaimed that it was punchy and provocative,”…

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Halloween - How to Use the Vampire to Share the Gospel

Halloween: How to Use the Vampire to Share the Gospel

By Timothy Zebell | October 27, 2021

Gothic horror, from which was birthed our modern depictions of monsters, is rooted in mankind’s fear and comprehension of its own dark inclinations. Certainly, the king of gothic horror is the vampire. As such, vampires portray the thirst and restlessness of our repressed dark side. They challenge us to confront our natural predisposition for evil and our pursuit of personal gratification over all else….

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How to Use Halloween Horror to Share the Gospel

How to Use Halloween Horror to Share the Gospel

By Timothy Zebell | October 13, 2021

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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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 t