Exploring Hope Podcast: Why Does the History of Ideas Matter for Us?

On this episode of the Exploring Hope Podcast, Dr. Dew sits down with Dr. John Wilsey to discuss the history of ideas. It may not immediately sound like the kind of topic that would be very interesting or applicable, but Dr. Wilsey, an expert in intellectual history, shows how fundamental history is to our faith. After all, we believe in a historical incarnation, death, and resurrection that the whole flow of human history centers on. So, our study and understanding of history shouldn’t be just an afterthought or even a hobby; it should shape us and guide us. Dr. Wilsey points to individuals such as Alexis de Tocqueville and others who have so much to teach us about culture and faith.

 

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Exploring Hope: What Happens When Culture Gets Confused with Christianity?

The true message of the gospel can sometimes get confused by those who claim to be Christians. Unfortunately, there is often a difference between the Christianity found in the Bible, and the “Christianity” which is lived out in our culture. In the video below, Dr. Jamie Dew sits down with Dr. Derek Hicks to discuss the disconnect which can be observed in history, as well as how much it inhabits our current culture.

Dr. Bruce Little: Theology & Culture

In this episode of the Exploring Hope Podcast, Dr. Bruce Little, professor of philosophy, joins Dr. Jamie Dew to talk about the intersection of Christian theology and the culture we inhabit.

What models, what methodologies are used to understand the relationship between the church and culture? Which model should Christians use? Is culture what the bible is talking about when it says “the spirit of the age?” Dr. Little explains his own view and gives a helpful perspective on the balancing act that the church has to employ when engaging culture.

 

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