The Christian Gospel and Popular Culture

October 30, 2022 - November 8, 2022
Tuesday evenings October 18th to November 8th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm Eastern, online
Regular: $90/person, $200/group Friends of the College: $75/person, $165/group There will be a $25 late fee for anyone who registers after October 13, 2022.

Jesus Christ preached and embodied a message of good news—what Christians call the gospel. This course is an introduction to where that gospel message is present—and where it is absent—in the popular culture of modern-day North America. By examining contemporary movies, books, music, and other cultural sources, students will learn more about the gospel message and how it still needs to be heard in our world. There is no homework or assignments but students will be encouraged to engage with certain cultural products during the course. Two thousand years after Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, this course will show how his gospel message is still profoundly relevant to the culture we inhabit.  

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink is principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College and the author of several books about Christian faith in the 21st century, including A Faith for the Future.

We want to encourage people to learn together. You can join this course as an individual, but we also encourage you to gather with a friend or group in a parish hall, living room, or over Zoom to participate in and to discuss the class afterwards using the resources we provide. Whether you have three people or a dozen people gathered together, register as a group and the cost is the same. Group leaders will be given a Zoom link which they can distribute to their group members.

About Open Enrolment

Our open enrolment courses, workshops, and events equip students for life in a changing church. These courses are aimed at anyone who is interested in deepening their Christian faith and knowledge, and cultivating leadership skills in the church. There is no homework or written assignments. All you need is a desire to learn and a willingness to participate. To see our full list of open enrolment course offerings, follow the link: