Christianity in America is at something of a kairos moment. Old models of doing and being the church are being replaced with new ones. The place of Christianity in the personal, social, political, and institutional life of America continues to decrease. Advances in technology and changes to education demand diverse and innovative modes of communication. Pluralism is an undeniable reality, and any effort directed toward justice and transformation must engage different communities and different understandings of the common good.
In light of these realities, it is necessary for people of faith to engage in Christian reflection, proclamation, and action in a way that moves beyond the four walls of the church. The purpose of Living in a Post-Christendom World is to provide learners with a clearer understanding of the larger cultural shifts affecting Christian faith and service.
Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to explain the difference between “christendom” and “post-christendom” visions/forms of Christianity; and apply biblical and theological insight to real world situations or problems.