Reading the Times: Christian Responses to the News of the Day

July 22, 2024 - July 26, 2024
Jul 22–Jul 26, 2024: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8:30AM–11:30AM Vancouver Time
Offered by Regent College
Credit Hours 1–2 Audit Hours 1 Credit Tuition (onsite / online) $520 / $540 per credit hour Audit Tuition (onsite / online) $385 / $405 per credit hour

What role should the news play in the life of a disciple of Christ? This may seem like a contemporary concern, one made acute by political polarization, social media, and ubiquitous screens. And indeed we are living through a time when technological and cultural forces are causing drastic upheavals in the news industry. This course will not focus on the news industry as such, however, but on how Christians ought to approach and value the news. And as it turns out, Christians in many different times and places have pondered this question and proposed attitudes and practices that might guide us in our current situation. We’ll draw from biblical narratives, media ecology, theology, literature, and other sources in seeking to discern how our citizenship in heaven and God’s call to love our neighbors ought to shape our habits of media engagement.