The post-Christian world we inhabit presents a mundane and disenchanted view of reality. Under the sway of materialism and science, we have been left with a way of seeing, thinking, and living that has no place for beauty and wonder. We live in a world bereft of magic and mystery.
Many, including many Christians, no longer perceive the world in its proper light. As a result, the Christian imagination is muted. Moreover, the church has grown anti-intellectual and sensate, out of touch with the relevancy of Jesus and how to relate the gospel to all aspects of contemporary life. As a result, the Christian voice is muted. In this age Christian wholeness remains elusive, blunting the church's ability to present a winsome and compelling witness for faith. As a result, the Christian conscience is muted.
The Cultural Apologetics course addresses this malaise by setting forth a fresh model for cultural engagement, rooted in the biblical account of Paul's speech on Mars Hill. Featuring lectures by scholar and author Paul Gould, this model details practical steps for reestablishing the Christian voice, conscience, and imagination.
With creative insights, the Cultural Apologetics course prepares you to share a vision of the Christian faith that is both plausible and desirable, offering clarity for those who have become disoriented in the haze of modern Western culture.
By completing this course, you’ll gain
A deeper understanding of the Christian faith as it relates to today’s culture
Insight into how reality and cultural norms can present challenges for sharing Christianity successfully
Practical steps for making Christianity both plausible and desirable today
Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments