It’s been a while since our last lecture series–so we’re excited that Pastor Ross is beginning a new series on Friday, August 12, at 11 AM. The topic is A History of Western Thought: Why We Think the Way We Do.
Here’s how Pastor Ross describes the series:
Everyone has a worldview –- the way they see the world and what is meaningful in it, including how they fit into reality. And almost everyone today tends to think their worldview is the right, natural, and appropriate way of looking at things; perhaps even that their particular worldview it is the only rational way to look at the world.
But what most people, especially in the Western world, don’t realize is that most of what we think and believe –- most of what we take for granted as universal truth –- was actually made up by someone at some time in the past.
This series will look at the major themes in Western thought, where they came from, and how we need to critically understand them to have the most accurate view possible of reality.
August 12 — Faith (Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas)
August 19 — Reason (Descartes, Locke, Hume)
August 26 — Experience (Kant, Schleiermacher)
September 2 — Process (Hegel, Marx, Darwin, Whitehead)
September 9 — NO LECTURE
September 16 — Will (Machiavelli, James, Nietzche)
September 23 — Meaning & Meaninglessness (Wittgenstein, Logical Positivism, Deconstructionism)
September 30 — Where do we go from here?
All lectures will be held in the church. If any dates change, we’ll notify you here.
UPDATE: If you miss any lectures, you can watch them on video here.