This series of lectures from Ike Reeder, President of Birmingham Theological Seminary, covers key questions about Christianity and culture: What is culture? What are the Christian views on engaging culture? What is a Reformed Christian view on cultural engagement? What are some practical lessons on how we can engage culture as Christians? To answer these questions, Ike draws from Christian thinkers and philosophers like T.S. Eliot, Hans Rookmaaker, J. Gresham Machen, C.S. Lewis, and others to develop an approach to culture that equips followers of Jesus to be cultural engagers, cultural defenders and cultural creaters.
Christ and Culture: Lesson 1019/08/2018 Duração: 31min
We’ve spent the last 9 weeks studying Christianity and culture from the very basics of defining what culture is to understanding multiple paradigms through which we, as Christians, can effectively engage the culture from a Christian worldview. As we near the end of our study, we’ll take a deep dive into Tim Keller’s 4 “cultural camps” and tackle the questions: Which one does the Bible teach? And ultimately, What do I believe? To get the most out of this lesson, you'll want to reference the accompanying slide presentation, which can be accessed by copying the following URL into your browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RsMFropwusMiSExkLaXjbDPOw8in3EKG/preview.
Christ and Culture: Lesson 905/08/2018 Duração: 33min
Should we be pessimistic or optimistic about the possibility of cultural change? Is the current culture redeemable and full of common grace, or fundamentally fallen and lacking common grace? Our answers to those questions can help us to see where we fit into the spectrum of cultural engagement and also teaches us what we can learn from those who have equally orthodox, but pragmatically different perspectives on the Christian’s role in culture. To get the most out of this lesson, you'll want to reference the accompanying slide presentation, which can be accessed by copying the following URL into your browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RsMFropwusMiSExkLaXjbDPOw8in3EKG/preview.
Christ and Culture: Lesson 829/07/2018 Duração: 39min
In this episode of Christ and Culture, Ike Reeder takes a deep dive into Richard Neibur's 5 approaches to confronting the world. To get the most out of this lesson, you'll want to reference the visual chart in the accompanying slide presentation. This chart, which can be accessed at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RsMFropwusMiSExkLaXjbDPOw8in3EKG/preview, references a spectrum of Christian views on cultural engagement with explanatory notes that Ike refers to throughout the presentation.
Christ and Culture: Lesson 722/07/2018 Duração: 34min
The Apostle Paul exhorts us in 1 Corinthians 10:31 that whether we eat or drink, or whatever we do, do all to the glory of God. However, the way we express this out in our day to day lives and in our relationships with others can look very different depending on our philosophical approach to the broader culture. In this episode, join Ike as he concludes our study of C.S. Lewis' "suburbs of Jerusalem" and explores Richard Neibuhr's 5 categories or approaches to Christ and Culture.
Christ and Culture: Lesson 615/07/2018 Duração: 37min
If we are called by God to be culture makers through the creation mandate and within the context of the second commandment, how then shall we live? In lesson 5 of Christ and Culture, Ike Reeder explores the approaches of 2 great thinkers, J. Gresham Machen and C.S. Lewis. Join Ike as he unpacks their writings on the impact that engaged Christians can can have on our culture.
Christ and Culture: Lesson 508/07/2018 Duração: 39min
The 2nd Commandment teaches us that we are not to make image or likeness of anything in heaven and earth. So what does that mean for the creative process? In lesson 5 of Ike Reeder’s Christ and Culture series, we’ll explore what God has to say about artistic intentions, the pitfalls of creative idolatry and how, as Paul instructs us in Colossians 2 and 3, we are to stay rooted in Christ.
Christ and Culture: Lesson 401/07/2018 Duração: 44min
To see culture through a biblical lens, particularly as it relates to the arts, we must first understand how God views the creative process. What does God have to say about artistic expression and how are we, as Christian culture-bearers to engage in it? Join Ike Reeder as he reconciles the Creation Mandate with the 2nd Commandment in lesson 4 of Christ and Culture.
Christ and Culture: Lesson 324/06/2018 Duração: 50min
What is a Reformed Christian view of cultural engagement? To understand the Bible’s theology of culture and answer the question, we have to go back to the Garden of Eden and connect the creation mandate with the Great Commission in Matthew.
Christ and Culture: Lesson 217/06/2018 Duração: 36min
It seems obvious to us that we live in a specific culture, but many of us would struggle to define exactly what culture is and even more-so how, as Christians, we should engage with it. In this lesson in the Christianity and Culture series, Join Ike Reeder, president of Birmingham Theological Seminary, as he shares insights into culture from T.S. Elliot and Hans Rookmaaker, discusses the key elements of culture and introduces us to 4 specific types of culture.