HUMANITIES & SCIENCE: TRANSFORMING WORLDVIEWS
Gain practical understanding of our Christian response to life’s issues and to work towards human flourishing as God has intended.
If we look carefully at this world with open minds and hearts, we will see God’s character revealed everywhere. He is in the created order, in the amazing events of human history, in great works of art, in the highs and lows of human experience and in the richness of cultures.
This course takes us on a journey to find out more about the God who speaks through all of these, and then challenges us to renew our minds and take a thoughtful Christian view into the world, our world, and make a lasting difference. It includes the humanities and science and technology, looking at the achievements and failures of individuals, societies, and nations, past and present.
We’ll consider the following:
The True: The development of a Christian mind through the analysis of prevalent philosophies and worldviews. Science as a way to find truth.
The Noble: An examination of humanity, individual and corporate, as made in the image of God. The biographies and achievements of famous men are women are explored from a biblical point of view. Various views of sociology and anthropology also may be discussed.
The Just: A biblical analysis of law, economics, politics and international relations. A similar approach is applied to issues in science and technology, such as stewardship of the world resources, bioethics, and the impact of new technology on society.
The Sacred: The redemptive work of God in all areas of life through His people in history.
The Lovely: Literature, art and music as seen from a Christian perspective.
The Good Report: God at work in human history from ancient to modern times, and the study of how nations and cultures have used and abused their distinctive giftings from God.
In-depth studies in Biblical Worldview
History of Ideas & their impact around the world
God at work in history
God, Justice, and Society
Public Policy: A Biblical Framework
Current World Affairs & International Relations
Poverty, Entrepreneurship and Economic Justice
Creative Arts, Literature and Culture
Science & Missions
Bio-ethics: A Biblical Worldview in Medical Ethics
Other activities include: o Developing a comprehensive ‘Framework for Action’ Using tools for social transformation
Networking opportunities in areas of passion
Sept 27th – Dec 19th, 2018
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