What does faithful witness look like today?
Christian witness is not cut and paste.
It takes discernment and reflection to recognize how best to respond to cultural challenges new and old. Ancient challenges to the faith may need a different sort of answer today than they did centuries ago, and new challenges confront us as culture continues its attempts at independence from the Creator.
In this course we will think along with great Christian apologists and cultural critics about ways to winsomely and faithfully exhibit a Christian witness to our culture. With the help of authors like C. S. Lewis and G. K. Chesterton, we will think about and discuss both the obstacles and opportunities for Christian witness in contemporary Western culture.
High School credit is available for this course.
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm CT
August 23 - December 13, 2023
This class is open to ages 14-18
Tuition $350 / student
- C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock
- G. K. Chesterton, The Well and the Shallows, Tremendous Trifles
- George MacDonald, Unspoken Sermons
- Andrew Peterson, Adorning the Dark
- Charles Williams, Essential Writing in Spirituality and Theology
- Dorothy Sayers, The Mind of the Maker
- Makoto Fujimura, Refractions
Every time I hear Junius Johnson speak, I walk away asking: "Did I forget how exciting and joyful the life of the mind can be?”
A deep perspective on the human need for wonder, and the essential desire for things powerful and uncontrollable.
Why do you suppose dragons have possessed the imagination of writers and readers for most of our recorded history. Junius Johnson has come away from the dragons hoard with a few secrets to share. I found his treatment personally encouraging and a call to pick up my lance (or my pen), and join in the battle.
Junius shares such a wondrous view of the purpose of dragons in literature and why we need our imagination to be refreshed and invigorated by them.