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Christ and Culture Update: Session 3 Reflection

I enjoyed our class last evening! So far we are on track and sticking with the plan to talk each week about the ethics of Christ and culture, heresy (including a discussion about some of the personalities involved), tolerance (definitions and examples), and current event/case study examples like the Name Withheld letter and the Biologos article.

Next week we will begin looking at Niebuhr‘s five scenarios, the first of which is Christ Against Culture. We will talk about the pros and cons of taking a Christ against culture approach to the ethics of Christ and culture.

For next week it would be great if you could read Concerned Parent of Gay Man Speaks Out. As you read, take note of the logic and the theology that the letter promotes.

I will see you next week!