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Connecting with Cultures

Gavin McGrath

Student / 2009 Week 1

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What in the world is culture?

Gavin McGrath

What is the ‘big deal’ about looking at culture. We’ll consider some of the classic ways Christians have looked at culture and ask if some ways are better than others. Along the way, we’ll look, watch and listen to cultural samples.

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What do cultures tell us?

Gavin McGrath

Again we’ll look, watch and listen to some cultural samples but now with some beginning questions that can help us "listen" or "decode" what cultures tell us about: being human, making moral choices, deciding what’s praiseworthy and why something just doe

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Should we even bother with cultures?

Gavin McGrath

We look at the "humanity" of our cultures and show why denying culture, dismissing culture, despising culture and even delighting in culture isn’t the best Christian option. Instead, we’ll engage with cultures seriously out of compassion for others and o

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Connecting with cultures

Gavin McGrath

Here are some practical suggestions about starting film discussion evenings, book reading groups, visiting art galleries and theatres and the Cyber world --- all with the aim of equipping you to "connect with cultures" with an engaging and compassionate a

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