Many Christians believe that God is sovereign over all of life but rarely have a unified vision of the Christian life that helps them understand how their faith matters in everyday life, especially in the workplace. The result is a functional dualism that accentuates a public/private dichotomy, diminishing our
ability to live out faithfully our sense of call in the whole of our lives. This course will combine both theory and practice as we (a) explore what cultural renewal looks like in our world today looking more closely into the theology of Abraham Kuyper and “public theology” and (b) convene panels comprised of professionals from various vocations to give pastors a sense of what New Yorkers encounter day-to-day and what would help them engage their work more effectively as a Christian. The goal of this course is to learn how to empower and equip the laity with a theologically informed sense of cultural renewal.
Students will outline a program for empowering and equipping the laity in your church for gospel-informed cultural engagement
Sample Readings From This Course May Include: Crouch, Andy. Culture Making. IVP, 2008
Mouw, Richard. Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction. Eerdmans, 2011.
Newbigin, Lesslie. Truth to Tell: The Gospel as Public Truth. Eerdmans, 1991.
Niebuhr, H. Richard. Christ and Culture. Harper & Row, 1975.
Volf, Miroslav. Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good. Brazos, 2011.
Wright, N.T. Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church. HarperOne, 2008.
If you would like more information about this course please email the DMIN office email@example.com
For a sample course description please click here. NOTE: This is not to be used as a source for course preparation.