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Date Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time 11am — 12:30pm CDT

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Scripture & Ministry: O. Alan Noble

Discipling Towards Transcendence in a Distracted Age

The contemporary church in America is faced with the task of discipling believers to recognize the grandeur, wonder, and beauty of the created universe, and therefore the sovereignty, majesty, transcendence, and provision of God. The immanent frame in which modern people live, which is strongly shaped by our mediating technology, creates a barrier for us to perceive what is right in front of us: the goodness of creation. It inclines us to see creation as a purely material phenomenon, measurable, controllable, containable, conquerable, and mundane. To disciple believers towards an awareness of their contingency and God’s majesty, we must teach an attentiveness to creation and a protection of interiority from the encroachment of technology of distraction. We must have eyes to see and minds with space to reflect.

This lecture is free and open to the public.
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O. Alan Noble (PhD Baylor University) is an Assistant Professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University. He is the author of Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age (IVP, 2018). He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Christ and Pop Culture.

This event is made possible through the support of a grant from Templeton Religion Trust. The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Templeton Religion Trust.


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