What Does it Mean That We Live in a Secular Age?

Q Talks


In this 17-minute session from the Q Talks, James K.A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, discusses secularism and how Christians can effectively engage in a Secular Age.



Which of James's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else–in your persona life, at work, or at church–and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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James said, “The secular age will be attracted by an enchanted Christianity.” He offered that we have an opportunity to listen to our cultural moment to hear people’s longings and hungers for the transcendent. Come up with some ways you can put forward the beauty of Christ and allow the light of Christ to shine into a secular society.  


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