We are excited to share with you a new course and an existing course change that will be coming in the June and May terms, respectively! If you have questions about these courses, please contact email@example.com.
- To define culture and articulate the various aspects that make up culture and why it is a significant topic for believers to study
- To outline the biblical foundations and insights for culture and cultural engagement, giving special attention to the cultural mandate and its reiteration throughout Scripture and culmination in the Great Commission
- To describe various models for cultural engagement held by the church throughout the centuries and articulate one’s own understanding of cultural engagement and the various ways God has called them to engage with culture
- To demonstrate the importance of wisdom and some general guidelines to consider when approaching current trends, issues, and the toughest questions presented to believers in the modern age
The course will begin by introducing students to the topic of culture, providing a preliminary definition and some examples of the way we engage with culture on a daily basis. From here, the course will lay out the biblical foundations for cultural engagement using the cultural mandate as the basis for our understanding of Scripture’s call to cultural engagement. Next, we will briefly assess different models for cultural engagement held among Christians, and look to Scripture for an appropriate model to adopt for engaging and analyzing culture. In the final section of the course, we will spend some time thinking through the issues, covering topics like art, secularization, race, and focus on how God’s word is a reliable resource for the answers to the toughest questions thrown at us as believers in the 21st century
**Note that a syllabus for this course will be unavailable until late May. We appreciate your patience as we work to finalize this course for the benefit of your learning experience! To see the list of required reading for the course, please review this article on required textbooks.