Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 24, 2019
4:00 – The Adventure of Discipleship
Jesus instructed his followers to drop everything, take up their cross and follow him. Such a task is not easy and it is often marked with hardship, but it’s also an adventure. We look at this adventure of discipleship through the lenses of the great adventures of fiction as we discuss responding to the call of discipleship with Daniel Keating.
5:00 – The Relationship Between Religion and Culture in America
Religion plays a unique role in American culture. Even with the rise of the Nones, a higher percentage of Americans identify as religious compared to most western countries. But many aspects of American culture have long been secularized and it’s hard to find a field – whether it be entertainment, academia or the law – where one can honestly say Christians have a strong influence. We take a deeper look at the relationship between religion and culture in America with historian George Marsden.