In this week’s episode, we dive into a few recent news stories as we work to discover meaning in a world that has increasingly abandoned truth and reason. We consider some of the causes and responses to the recent Texas school shooting, as well as the growing realization that the biggest victims of the Sexual Revolution have been women.
We conclude our introduction to Critical Theory by identifying some of the key personalities responsible for this school of thought and their major ideas. You may have heard of some of these men: Georg Lukacs, Antonio Gramsci, Herbert Marcuse, Wilhelm Reich, and Erich Fromm. From their own writing, it is clear that Critical Theory is more than an analytical tool, but is in fact a self-consciously religious worldview, complete with doctrines of sin, justice, and salvation.
Neither the cosmos as a whole, nor any particular part of it, is self-sufficient. Nothing exists by itself or for itself – including man – but consists in an unbreakable coherence with all other things by virtue of creation in Jesus Christ.
Founder Joe Boot and EICC Fellow Ted Fenske join a panel discussion at BreakForth Edmonton to talk about racism, Christianity as colonialism, teaching your kids critical thinking, the relationship of the state to other spheres of society, and the principle of cultural diversity found in the Trinity.
Dennis Doty, Principal of Westminster Classical Christian Academy, talks about What our view of education says about our culture, and a biblical way to think about education that involves the whole community for the benefit of children and society.
To practice hospitality as Jesus did we need to minister to both the spiritual and the physical needs of the whole person. We can only do this by hearing God's call upon our own lives and acting in the resurrection power of Christ.
If we reject the Lord of life we will reap a culture of death. Education in the knowledge of God and submission to His law-order is the basis for freedom, blessing, and a long life.