Gospel and Culture
This course aims to explore the relationship of the gospel to culture – including the witness and mission of the church and its people in contemporary global context. By utilizing frameworks of analysis and theologically based response, along with relevant case studies, students will explore how to faithfully live out their vocation in the contexts where God has called them as intelligent, vigorous, and joyful Christians committed to Christ, His church, and His world.
Throughout the course we will employ lectures, discussion, reading, dialogue, and critical reflection in conversation with a variety of readings – both general and context specific, selected according to students’ vocational interests. As well, we will engage with a variety of guest speakers from a wide range of cultural and vocational sectors who will reflect on their vision and experience as Christians in their chosen sphere – drawing on key biblical and theological themes as they describe the opportunities and challenges in “living out the Gospel” within their particular context.
Live Online and Recorded: This course is being offered online with live class sessions in Winter 2021. Recordings of each class will be made available on the course Moodle site for 48 hours after the class. If you are not able to attend the live sessions due to living in a distant time zone, you may appeal to the Senior Academic Administrator for permission to take the course by using the recordings.
On Campus: A limited number of seats are available for on-campus participation in this course. If you wish to attend class on campus, you must register by November 29 and indicate your preference for on-campus instruction. Note that this class will take primarily on Zoom although there may be a hybrid component for one session per month, for those students who have been confirmed they may attend the class on campus.