Being a Christian in a Secular Society: Getting Beyond the Culture Wars

Speaker(s): Gordon Smith
Date: Spring 2017
Length: 1h 16m
Product ID: RGDL4702Q

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Can we find a way, as a Christian community, to thrive, not just survive, in a society that is increasingly secular? Can we avoid both the 'ghetto' and the 'culture wars' and find a way in "such a time as this' to be in but not of our world?

Drawing on the wisdom of the early, pre-Christendom church and the experience of today's church in societies that are even further along on the journey to secularism than North America (e.g., Western Europe), this lecture will suggest a way for individual Christians, churches and Christian institutions to thrive in a secular context.

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Gordon T. Smith (PhD, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University) is President of Ambrose University College and Seminary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is former Academic Vice President/Dean and Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College, and the author of Called to Be Saints: An Invitation to Christian Maturity, Essential Spirituality: Renewing Your Christian Faith through Classic Spiritual Disciplines, Listening to God in Times of Choice and Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-given Potential.

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