On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
By continuing to use LinkedIn’s SlideShare service, you agree to the revised terms, so please take a few minutes to review them.
Opening prayer The Lord be with you And also with you . God, help us to listen; and in our listening to hear You. God, be in our thinking: and renew our minds . God, we will speak together: let our conversations be words in the Word.
Thinking about the film: 'spirituality' ? What do you make of the relationship between spirituality and culture within the film? Does anything surprise you from the film? What would a Christian spirituality for Junuh have to take account of? Could we see Bagger Vance as a Messianic /Christ figure?
Thinking about us, ourselves: background exercise
Culture. /k əltjə /, n .... High culture vs 'pop' culture classical definition vs anthropological
Social science definitions of culture ...
Thinking about culture 1/3 ... Events & artefacts Ways of thinking practices culture Invention of transistors Invention of gunpowder Black death Lisbon earthquake
Thinking about culture 2/3... Events & artefacts Ways of thinking practices culture Eating habits queuing B L
Thinking about culture 3/3 ... Events & artefacts Ways of thinking practices culture Individualism hierarchical egalitarian non-violent
Thinking about culture starting with an artefact ... Events & artefacts Ways of thinking practices culture Cheap mobile telephony Phone calls all over the place. Decline of landlines and payphones. More spontaneous? Sense of connection and availability
Thinking about culture starting with an event ... Events & artefacts Ways of thinking practices culture Lisbon earthquake Loss of confidence in providence. Deism & atheism grow in plausibility Churchgoing etc falls
Thinking about culture starting with a practice ... Events & artefacts Ways of thinking practices culture Listening to music alone Music as 'private space' 'wired for sound'
Thinking about culture starting with a way of thinking ... Events & artefacts Ways of thinking practices culture democracy Voting, elections, plebiscites ... Parliaments, ballot boxes, returning officers ...
Thinking about culture starting with your idea ... Events & artefacts Ways of thinking practices culture
Thinking about culture starting with your formative social experience ... Events & artefacts Ways of thinking practices culture
stretch your legs for a couple of minutes ....
Naming involves: seeing similarity and difference: it's about ways of thinking; culture Ways of thinking http://nouslife.blogspot.com/2008/06/towards-theological-reflection-on.html
Naming & culture: God-given freedom counts against seeing culture as inherently or fundamentally evil, and for valuing of diversity (and so against 'one culture'). In fact, given we 'image' God socially, this implies the bonds of culture are part of being in God's image, and so 'it is good'.
H Richard Niebuhr. Christ and Culture . Charles Kraft. Christ in Culture. Three typical positions, historically... Christ Culture Against In paradox Transformer of In / of above
. Can you come up with examples of each of these positions? Christ Culture Against In / of above
All of these positions have some justification in scripture and theology. Perhaps we don't have to choose ...
above against Of / in God and culture:
What do we mean by “spirituality”? spir·i·tu·al·i·ty spIr-I-t ʃ -u:ˈwa-lə-ti: noun write your own notes for a minute, share your ideas with a neighbour and try to come up with the start of a definition. On your table, come up with a definition to share with all and write it on the large paper.
spir·i·tu·al·i·ty spIr-I-t ʃ -u:ˈwa-lə-ti: Put definitions so far in position to be read by others. Look at hand-out with some dictionary definitions. What ideas or aspects do you want to include in your own definition? Is there anything you might want to change or leave out? Write a new definition to share with the whole class.
spir·i·tu·al·i·ty spIr-I-t ʃ -u:ˈwa-lə-ti: New tack. Thinking about our own stuff. When you pray, how do you name God? What title/s, image/s, metaphor/s do you normally use? How would you explain what prayer is? What is your fave image of or way of describing being a Christian? Why? What image or metaphor do you prefer for the Church?
Cultural context spirituality
Cultural context theology spirituality
Cultural context 'liturgy' theology spirituality
Cultural context 'liturgy' theology spirituality
Cultural context 'liturgy' theology spirituality Film clip ...
Printing and rag paper-making ... Events & artefacts Ways of thinking practices culture Cheap rag paper invented & printing using movable type Cheap books solitary devotions scripture at home Individualism linear thinking
Cultural context 'liturgy' theology spirituality Some examples ... Cheap books Private devotions, personal bible reading, pamphlets Protestant ideas: primacy of scripture quiet time etc Ctr Lollardy etc
Cultural context 'liturgy' theology spirituality Some examples ... Cathedrals ecclesiastical power Pilgrimage votive offerings etc Relics, grace & mediation of Saints
Cultural context 'liturgy' theology spirituality Some examples ... ? ? ?
Review and recall .
What new insights were there for you?
Did anything surprise you?
What affirmed what you already knew and what was it you already knew?
What questions have arisen for you from today's session?