School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement
Jan
22
to Jan 24

School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement

Join the CPX team in Sydney this summer for ADM’s School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement. Held over three days, the STCPE is a unique, curated program of masterclasses delivered by leading scholars working at the intersection of theology, culture and public engagement.

The STCPE creates space in a busy city for Christians to immerse themselves in theological reflection on the ideas shaping our culture. We want artists and academics, bankers and baristas, carers and CEOs. We want Christians who are hungry to explore the ways the good news of Jesus illuminates our work, our loves and our culture.

Be challenged to pursue deeper theological engagement with areas such as literature, psychology, politics and the arts. Be inspired to develop practical skills for more imaginative public engagement.

The STCPE is open to both women and men of all ages. There are no prerequisites or assessments. Everyone is welcome. Participants pay a registration fee for the entire STCPE program and can choose from the masterclasses on offer.

This summer, come together with Christians from a variety of fields in a space of hospitality and intellectual warmth. Meet mentors, peers, collaborators, and friends.

Stretch yourself. Go deeper. Find your voice for public engagement. Make time to reflect on the ideas and cultivate the skills which will help you better engage the world with Jesus.

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Relativism: the legacy of post-modernism
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

Relativism: the legacy of post-modernism

In the wake of post-modernism, the idea of 'absolute truth' has been significantly criticised and undermined by relativistic thinking. Taken alongside an increasingly pluralistic society our culture largely believes that all truth is relative and that there is no one ‘right’ way to live.

Join us on Sunday 10 February between 4-6pm as we investigate the origins and history of relativistic thinking and how this has influenced the growing number of people choosing to disbelieve in God and identify themselves as non-religious.

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Scientism: the belief that science explains all
Jan
13
4:00 PM16:00

Scientism: the belief that science explains all

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday 13 January. We will be discussing why the cultural authority of science is so entrenched in modern society and why anyone who voices concerns about its limitations are considered to be a 'blasphemer'!

Come along and join us between 4-6pm down at the Church as we explore the limits and philosophy of scientism; outlining what it can and cannot do, with the hope that we'll be better informed and encouraged to challenge this influential worldview.

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Humanism: pulling ourselves up by our moral bootstraps
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Humanism: pulling ourselves up by our moral bootstraps

If God is dead, who has taken his place? We have!

Secular humanism is the worldview that human beings are on a trajectory of progress and that one day, through the application of our intellect and reason, we will be able to build a moral and just society devoid of superstitious religious institutions.

Come join us for a lively discussion on whether the humanistic worldview can be justified without the moral underpinnings of a just and loving God.

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Agnosticism: why some people cannot decide
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Agnosticism: why some people cannot decide

Come along and join us for our next meeting on agnosticism: the worldview that encapsulates anything from 'I don't really care if God exists' to 'I don't know if God exists and you don't either!' We will discuss ways to respectfully challenge the common apathy towards God and truth within our highly relativistic and postmodern culture. 

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