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Being a Christian In a Cancel Culture

  • By: Scott Stein, Shawn Walker
  • Oct 07, 2022
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“You’re cancelled!” 

This isn’t a phrase that many people would ever use. But most people understand what it means, either because they’ve participated in the act of cancelling, or they themselves have been cancelled. Either way, cancel culture has become part of our everyday social consciousness and experience. But what exactly do we mean by “cancel culture”?

The Cambridge dictionary defines cancel culture as “a way of behaving in a society or group, especially on social media, in which it is common to completely reject and stop supporting someone because they have said or done something that offends you.”

But expressing disapproval or calling people out for bad behaviour is nothing new. So, what’s changed? What’s happening in our culture to make us recognize there’s something different about us; something so different that we’ve needed to give it the name “cancel culture”?

In this, the first episode in our Cancel Culture Series, Shawn and Scott look at and analyse the effects of cancel culture evident in our world. Listen as they identify some of the key characteristics of cancel culture that show it to be a new and troubling societal trend. And as they point out where Christians should be vigilant against falling into some of the thinking and spirit behind cancel culture that stand against the way of Jesus.

To watch this episode in video format, visit our YouTube channel.