AP211 Show and Tell: Apologetics in the Postmodern Context

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Dr. Jim Belcher’s course offers a necessary look at postmodern culture and how living in this time affects believers, unbelievers, preaching, apologetics, and the future church. He begins with the philosophical and social background to postmodernism, considers characteristics of postmodern people, and suggests the consequences for these individuals and the community. Finally, Dr. Belcher provides a solution for sharing Christianity in this context.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course
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Introducing the Speaker and the Course

4m

The Reason for This Course

Learning from Lesslie Newbigin and Tim Keller
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Learning from Lesslie Newbigin and Tim Keller

8m
Finding a Passage and Creating a Collection
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Finding a Passage and Creating a Collection

5m
Contextualization and Culture
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Contextualization and Culture

6m
Dangers of Contextualization
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Dangers of Contextualization

5m
How Apologetics Helps Us Overcome Fear
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How Apologetics Helps Us Overcome Fear

7m
Using Psalms Explorer to Study Fear in the Psalms
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Using Psalms Explorer to Study Fear in the Psalms

4m
Paul as an Example of Contextualization
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Paul as an Example of Contextualization

6m

Philosophical Foundations

From the Medieval World to the Enlightenment
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From the Medieval World to the Enlightenment

10m
The Failure of Modernism
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The Failure of Modernism

10m
The Postmodern Turn
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The Postmodern Turn

6m
Pessimistic and Optimistic Postmodernism
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Pessimistic and Optimistic Postmodernism

9m
Using Wikipedia and Combing Notes from Different Resources
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Using Wikipedia and Combing Notes from Different Resources

3m

Postmodernism: Five Characteristics

Morally Aimless: Moral Relativism
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Morally Aimless: Moral Relativism

12m
Using the Factbook and Creating Quote Slides
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Using the Factbook and Creating Quote Slides

5m
Morally Aimless: Morals Only a Social Construct
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Morally Aimless: Morals Only a Social Construct

4m
Morally Aimless: Moral Individualism
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Morally Aimless: Moral Individualism

11m
Morally Aimless: Blind to the Moral Dilemma
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Morally Aimless: Blind to the Moral Dilemma

6m
Captive to Consumerism
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Captive to Consumerism

9m
Broken Relationships
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Broken Relationships

5m
Binge Drinking
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Binge Drinking

7m
Lacking Interest in Social and Political Life
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Lacking Interest in Social and Political Life

8m
Postmodern Characteristics: Conclusions
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Postmodern Characteristics: Conclusions

5m
Exploring the Ten Commandments
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Exploring the Ten Commandments

5m

Postmodernism: Three Losses

Lost Horizons (Part 1)
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Lost Horizons (Part 1)

8m
Lost Horizons (Part 2)
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Lost Horizons (Part 2)

10m
Lost Sense of Self
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Lost Sense of Self

8m
Lost Freedom
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Lost Freedom

9m
The Losses: Bottom Line
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The Losses: Bottom Line

7m

Postmodernism and Apologetics

“Boosters” versus “Knockers”
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“Boosters” versus “Knockers”

6m
Example of Culturally Sensitive Christian Apologetic
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Example of Culturally Sensitive Christian Apologetic

6m
Healthy Contextualization: Confronting and Completing
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Healthy Contextualization: Confronting and Completing

9m
Common Ground: Human Beings Are Moral Animals
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Common Ground: Human Beings Are Moral Animals

11m
Common Ground: Human Life Is Shaped by Liturgy
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Common Ground: Human Life Is Shaped by Liturgy

10m
Common Ground: Examples of Social Liturgy
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Common Ground: Examples of Social Liturgy

10m
Denying Reality: Fear of Death
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Denying Reality: Fear of Death

10m
Denying Reality: Transference
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Denying Reality: Transference

9m
Denying Reality: Is “Normal” Really Normal?
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Denying Reality: Is “Normal” Really Normal?

8m
Denying Reality: The Solution to Facing the Fear of Death
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Denying Reality: The Solution to Facing the Fear of Death

6m
Adapting Our Preaching to This Apologetic
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Adapting Our Preaching to This Apologetic

6m
Regaining the Ideal Self: Biblical Narrative
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Regaining the Ideal Self: Biblical Narrative

9m
Regaining the Ideal Self: Illustrated by Eustace Scrubb
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Regaining the Ideal Self: Illustrated by Eustace Scrubb

7m
Using Clause Search to Find Where Jesus Calls
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Using Clause Search to Find Where Jesus Calls

5m
Regaining the Ideal Self: Dead to Sin but Alive to God
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Regaining the Ideal Self: Dead to Sin but Alive to God

5m
Creating a Custom Guide to Study a Book of the Bible
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Creating a Custom Guide to Study a Book of the Bible

4m
Calling: The Secret Signature of the Soul
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Calling: The Secret Signature of the Soul

6m
Regaining Horizons: C. S. Lewis and the Power of Story
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Regaining Horizons: C. S. Lewis and the Power of Story

12m
Regaining Freedom in Community: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Regaining Freedom in Community: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

11m
Finding Information about Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Your Library
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Finding Information about Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Your Library

3m

Conclusion

The Weight of Glory
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The Weight of Glory

8m