|September 15 Lesson: Christian Culture versus Contemporary Culture: An Introduction
“The culture of our own time continues this separation from Christianity, but not only from Christianity. Contemporary culture is losing its religious spirit, its meaning, and its beauty.” This quote by Russian religious and political philosopher Ivan Ilyin, written in 1937 in his book Foundations of Christian Culture, seems like it could have been written yesterday. It was true then and seems even more true now. For this first class of the 2019-2020 Religious Education year, we will compare Christian culture to contemporary culture, or modernity, and discuss the profound differences as they apply to us a persons and as community.
Time: 11:30 – 12:30
Where: Church Library
Format: In-person roundtable/discussion format where all our encouraged to contribute; Live stream video nationally/internationally with interactive comments
Note: Adult Education is video live-streamed through the Orthodox Christian Network’s (OCN) Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/MyOCN/. The class reaches thousands in the United States, Canada, and dozens of other countries worldwide. This is an exciting opportunity through OCN to share the Orthodox Christian faith. Video of the classes are archived and can be viewed anytime using this link – http://myocn.net/orthodox-christian-video-programs/adult-study-classes/. All archived classes will be here and available even if you don’t have Facebook.
Suggested Readings: Bible Passages that Speak to the World and Culture
John 15:19, Romans 12:2, 1 John 2:15-17, Revelation 7:9
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