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How to Intentionally Study Your Culture

In the previous two Artios Leadership Conversations, Artios College co-directors Israel Steinmetz and Amber Riggs discussed the relevancy of culture in the Christian life. Specifically, the first conversation explored why Christians should care about their surrounding culture. The second conversation followed up with the explanation of why Christians should study their culture. Why should we […]

The Leadership Conversation: Why Should We Study Culture?

Culture is complex. Not only does the term encompass everything that makes up a unique society, but culture is constantly changing and evolving. In the previous Artios Leadership Conversation, Israel Steinmetz and Amber Mann Riggs (co-directors of Artios Christian College) established that, as Christians, we should care about our culture. Whether we like to admit it […]

Is Relational Leadership That Big of a Deal?

Standing in my next class’ doorway to hide from the wind, I first interacted with someone who would leave a tremendous impact on my life. As a senior in high school I rarely interacted with the freshman. However, since our private Christian school was small and I’m a people watcher, I was aware of them. […]

Do You Acknowledge Your Weaknesses?

A top question job interviewers ask candidates is two-fold: First, what are your strengths? Second, what are your weaknesses? The first part of that inquiry is easy to answer. One is given license to brag a little. However, the second part of that inquiry is not so fun. Our human pride lies to us, telling […]

The Leadership Conversation: What is a Leader?

Do you identify as a leader? If you had asked me this question three years ago I would have called you crazy. I am an extreme introvert. As a result, the thought of being a leader—of telling people what to do or making decisions for a group—made me want to retreat to my quiet corner […]

Living from Psalm 1

When I was a little kid, my mother said at times, “I don’t want you playing with those kids. They’re fresh and you’ll only get into trouble hanging around with them.” Kids from half-decent families usually hear that warning every once in a while, and it’s probably the first and best advice they will ever […]

The Covenant of Vocation

“What is your calling?” If we were visiting over tea, what would your gut response be? Would you think for a while before answering, or would the words drip freely from your mouth? Embedded within humanity is this deep-felt desire to not only know that our lives have meaning but also experience the peace of […]

Artios Magazine’s Top Posts From 2017: Everyday Christians, Everyday Leadership

Over the course of 2017, Artios Magazine has covered much ground and addressed some heavy issues! We’ve published articles on everything from changing diapers and doing laundry to supporting same-sex attracted Christians. We’ve covered the importance of understanding our culture’s postmodern roots and why student loan debt isn’t an exception to the biblical rule. Through it all […]

Influential Faith: What Is It And Why Does It Matter?

As my sighs of longing join in the requiem for a groaning earth, I know I’m not alone. Together, our sighs compose a refrain of a Church who wants our faith to be influential in our culture. Taking in the world around me, I can’t help but dream of being a conduit of healing and […]

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6 Reasons I’m Excited to be a Millennial Christian

The millennium had barely turned when I first became acquainted with the labels that would define my generational identity. As researchers looked at the culture that had shaped us and hypothesized about how we would collectively respond to and shape our environments as we grew into adulthood, I found myself both fascinated and enthralled by what […]