Dates: September 10, 17, 24 and October 1 at 7:00 pm (MST)
Topic: “Christianity and the Movies: A Lutheran Approach to Media Consumption”
Presenter: Rev. Ted Giese associate pastor of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Discernment, or the ability to distinguish and test things, is held up in Scripture as both a gift of the Holy Spirit and a skill the Christian is encouraged to personally develop. In a culture that is awash in media the need to test what is watched and to discern what is being presented is very important. How might a Lutheran Christian approach this task? What tools would be useful in aiding the task of media consumption? What practical end would this exercise hope to accomplish? Using the medium of film this Quest course will investigate the medium itself, pietism and personal piety, Christian cultural capital, and media driven apologetics.
This free Quest course, which takes place in the seminary's distance-education classroom, is supported by your donations. If you have a computer with a decent quality internet connection capable of using Skype or watching YouTube videos, you are ready to participate. Join us online here: http://concordia.adobeconnect.com/quest.
Some Bible Study groups have taken advantage of the online classes by gathering where they could project the course on a screen. It is easy to set-up and get connected to the class, contact the seminary to get your group started.
For more information, or to register for the free classes, contact Rhonda Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-474-1468 ext. 225.