Sunday School

Sunday School

Time: 11:00-11:45am (half hour teaching, quarter hour discussion)

Topic: Critical Dilemma

Dates: January 7 – March 24

The goal of this class is to help our congregation think, live, and engage faithfully on hotly contested issues in our culture. We are living in a time of “wokeness,” “systemic racism,” “social justice,” and “preferred pronouns.” The goal of this class is to answer the question of Francis Schaeffer, “How Shall We Then Live?” But before we answer that, we must answer the question, “How Shall We Then Think?”

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ
2 Corinthians 10:5

So in this class, we will analyze and engage our culture’s acceptance of contemporary critical theory in general and with special focus related to race and gender.

Though it is not a book study, we will be using Critical Dilemma by Shenvi and Sawyer to structure our class, in addition to insights from The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl Trueman and Five Lies of our Anti-Christian Age by Rosaria Butterfield.

The class outline is as follows:

  1. Where Are We?
  2. How Did We Get Here?
  3. Defining Contemporary Critical Theory
  4. Social Binary
  5. Hegemonic Power
  6. Lived Experience
  7. Social Justice
  8. Issue – Race
  9. Issue – Gender
  10. Engaging Faithfully without Alienating, pt. 1
  11. Engaging Faithfully without Alienating, pt. 2