Os Hillman

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Relating to the Culture

A few years ago I spoke at Harvard University with 9 other speakers. We were surprised when the gay community opposed the very idea that a Christian group would be on campus.

Duck Dynasty Controversy is Further Evidence of How A&E Is Redefining Cultural Issues

Randall Collins, a sociologist and author of Discovery of Society, tells us that culture is defined by the adoption of values and beliefs in 7 spheres of culture, but four of these have the greatest influence: military, economic, political and cultural. Arts and entertainment, media and education are the most influential in defining the values and beliefs people adopt in their life.

Competition: A Word Not Found In the Bible

Did you know there is a very common word that is used in our culture that you cannot find in the Bible? It is the word "competition." Jesus never talked about it, but he did talk about the opposite of that word.

How Christians Can Change Our Culture

For centuries Christians thought that culture would change if we just had a majority of Christians in the culture. That has proven to be a false assumption. Culture is defined by a relatively small number of change agents who operate at the tops of cultural spheres or societal mountains. It takes less than 3–5 percent of those operating at the top of a cultural mountain to actually shift the values represented on that mountain.

Is Gay Marriage a Moral Issue or a Civil Liberties Issue? - Pt. 2

The battle for the family is heating up with one of the most important issues that could cause a huge tipping point in culture—the redefining of marriage by the Supreme Court. In this 4 part series we are raising the question of whether the gay marriage issue is a civil issue or a moral issue.