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Christ, Kingdom, and Culture

We agree that God is sovereign. He’s above all rule and authorities. But how does it apply to this earthly life? How can we realize God’s kingdom in our society and culture? While living in this passing world, we experience various global changes and cultural shifts. And so we’re faced with questions like:

  • Is the church and its mission still relevant in today’s modern civilization?
  • What should we think of the government? Should Christians get involved in politics?
  • Is the message of the Bible still relevant in our culture today?
  • How do we live in Christ’s kingdom in the context of education, work, and society at large?

In “ZCRC (Imus) Reformed Conference 2020,” we have the privilege of having several guest speakers from OPC, URCNA, and WSCal discuss these issues on Christ’s kingdom and the culture. The lectures will be held on 3 Saturdays with 2 sessions each.

You may read the manuscripts per session below.

Day 1

Session 1: Every Square Inch by Rev. Michael Brown

In this lecture, Rev. Michael Brown affirms that Christ’s power, status and reign relate to the world today through the Great Commission. Learn what the Bible teaches about the basis for missions, the goal of missions, the means of missions, and the promise for missions.

Listen to the Audio and Read the Manuscript Here

Session 2: Christ and the State by Rev. Dr. David VanDrunen

In this lecture, Rev. Dr. David VanDrunen discusses the controversial issues of the government, state and politics. Learn what the Bible teaches about the government as God’s institution on earth, as well as how we should view and relate to it as members of God’s kingdom.

Listen to the Audio and Read the Manuscript Here

Day 2

Session 1: Christ and Education by Dr. Dennis Johnson

In this lecture, Dr. Dennis Johnson teaches how Christians should view education from the perspective of Christ’s kingdom. As parents and adults, learn what the Bible teaches about the relationship between our spiritual lives and our educational skills in today’s society.

Listen to the Audio and Read the Manuscript Here

Session 2: Christ and the Workplace by Dr. Michael Horton

In this lecture, Dr. Michael Horton discusses the biblical understanding of our diverse calling and vocation in this secular world. By making distinctions between our citizenship in Christ’s kingdom and our citizenship here on earth, the Bible teaches us how we can glorify God and serve other people around us, in the office, in the neighborhood and elsewhere.

Listen to the Audio and Read the Manuscript Here

Day 1 & 2 Q&A Session

In this live Q&A panel, Drs. VanDrunen, Johnson, and Horton answer the questions from the attendees concerning the topics above.

Listen to the Audio and Read the Transcript Here

Day 3 (Bonus)

Christ and Culture: A Covenantal Perspective by Dr. Lee Irons

In this final lecture, Dr. Lee Irons provides a comprehensive overview of Covenant Theology and how it should form our understanding of culture. Learn God’s cultural mandate originally given before the Fall, modified after the Fall, and eventually fulfilled by Christ.

Listen to the Audio and Read the Manuscript Here

Day 3 Q&A Session

In this live Q&A panel, Dr. Lee Irons answers questions concerning the topic of covenantal perspective on culture.

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