On today’s episode of the By His Grace podcast, Misty Phillip sits down with the President of Summit Ministries, Dr. Jeff Myers, to discuss cancel culture, forgiveness, and taking challenging social media conversations offline to try to come to an understanding. We discuss our thoughts on the Will Smith incident at the Oscars, and responding from a Biblical Worldview.
“Cancel culture started when people realized large corporations would be responsive to their audience if people, for example, signed a petition because they didn’t like a product that was made…In the age of social media, people began to turn those same tools on individuals.”
“Is it enough to say I’m sorry and then make it seem as this never happened well that’s not really a biblical approach and forgiveness isn’t that way either”
“It doesn’t allow an opportunity for people to grow.”
“Its bad for public discourse.But second of all, It is bad for individuals it shows the next generation you don’t have learn how to resolve conflicts with other people. you can just cancel them or bully them online.”
“Where is the opportunity to resolve conflict and to move forward in relationship.”
“Love God, love our neighbor.”
“Jesus said that we should forgive our enemies not just seven times, but 70 times seven, a figure that represents infinity. Forgiveness is to be the way we live, not just the words we say.”
“You always walk in forgiveness of your enemies. At every moment of everyday you walk in forgiveness. Saying I forgive you and this is over let’s pretend like it never happened is not realistic. We all have to live in the grace of repentance and forgiveness at all moments during all moments of our lives.”
“We don’t have to respond to everything. You don’t have to put online everything you think.”
Faith leaders on true forgiveness in Will Smith aftermath: Is saying ‘I’m sorry’ enough? Fox News
Misty also shared her thought on Fox News. Outraged parents speak up about Will Smith’s slapping incident: One mom feels she has a ‘responsibility’ to use the situation to ‘teach children what real love is’
Dr Myers on Beliefnet :Christian author/podcaster Dr. Jeff Myers on why Cancel Culture is everyone’s enemy
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things”
Vision: Summit Ministries desires to see generations of Christians mobilized to transform a broken world.
Mission: We exist to equip and support rising generations to embrace God’s truth and champion a biblical worldview.
Values: Biblical Worldview, Essential Christianity, Truth and Relationship, Pursuing Excellence, Stewardship
The Dr. Jeff Show features in-depth conversations about pursuing God’s truth in our everyday lives, all while living in a world filled with lies and confusion.
Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries. As an educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson referred to him as “a very gifted and inspirational leader.” Evangelist Josh McDowell called him “a man who is 100% sold out to preparing the next generation to reflect the character of Christ in the culture.”Through his speaking engagements and media appearances, Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview. He is the author of 14 books, including Understanding the Faith, Understanding the Times, and Understanding the Culture textbooks which are studied by tens of thousands of students. Dr. Myers holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Denver. He continues to engage college students and adult learners by serving as a trustee of Colorado Christian University and through a Signature Leadership Course offered by the Lumerit Corporation, which serves the training needs of many Fortune 100 companies. Jeff and his wife Stephanie and their family live in Colorado.