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Gospel Church and Culture
2-hour synchronous-remote lecture and a ½-hour synchronous-remote seminar
This course will explore the interaction between the gospel, church and culture, and what this means for transmission of the gospel in North American contexts today. Building on concepts introduced in the recommended prerequisite course, we will begin by examining the form and function of the gospel, church, and culture, in human society. A theology of mission will then be explored, through the lens of four key doctrines that inform a Christian understanding of culture. We will consider worldview as a tool for understanding culture and will look specifically at how several shifts in the broader culture are affecting the Church’s mission in western society. The course will include Biblical material, reference the experience of cross-cultural missionaries, and consider bridges for the gospel within contemporary Canadian and American cultures.
This course will require a weekly 2-hour synchronous-remote lecture and a ½-hour synchronous-remote seminar. It will include lectures, readings, Discussion Board postings and responses on the readings, an oral class-presentation, impact summaries, and an integrative project.