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Christianity and the Movies: Free Quest Course begins next month

August 13, 2013 4 Comments

filmONLINE – 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, the Quest course “Christianity and the Movies: A Lutheran Approach to Media Consumption” will investigate the medium itself, pietism and personal piety, Christian cultural capital, and media driven apologetics. Rev. Ted Giese, associate pastor of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Regina, will be the presenter for the course. Rev. Giese review movies at CanadianLutheran.ca and on Issues Etc. radio. The course takes place September 10, 17, 27 and October 1 at 7:00 p.m. (MST).

This free Quest Course, which takes place in Concordia Lutheran Seminary (Edmonton)’s distance-education classroom, is supported by donations. Computers with a decent quality internet connection capable of using Skype or watching YouTube videos , have all they need to participate. Visit 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 connect to the class. Contact Concordia Lutheran Seminary to get your group started. For more information, or to register for the free classes, contact Rhonda Buck at development@concordiasem.ab.ca or (780) 474-1468, ext. 225.

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