BIB2250: Intercultural Communication

05/01/2023 to 04/30/2024 • Modified 06/08/2023

Course Description

This semester-long course will equip students with the understanding, skills, and potential motivators necessary to effectively understand and incarnate the gospel, understand and navigate culture, and engage culture and cultures with the gospel in transformative ways. Students will explore how Paul and other New Testament figures adapted their presentation of the gospel to the people group they were speaking to. Students will increase their cultural intelligence by examining the signal systems and cultural dimensions used by different cultures.

Prerequisite

Apologetics

Schedule

Module 1: Understanding the Gospel

  • Week 1: Introduction & Gospel Basics
  • Week 2: More About Gospels
  • Week 3: Understanding the Gospel Assessments

Module 2: Living the Gospel

  • Week 4: The Christian’s Call
  • Week 5: Christification
  • Week 6: Corinthians & Colossians

Module 3: Christian Community

  • Week 7: Living the Gospel Assessments
  • Week 8: Philippians
  • Week 9: Exam: Quarter 1

Module 4: Understanding Culture

  • Week 10: Onions & Signals
  • Week 11: Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions
  • Week 12: Culture Stress & Adaptation
  • Week 13: Cultural Intelligence
  • Week 14: Understanding Culture Assessments

Module 5: Transforming Culture

  • Week 15: A Few Big Ideas
  • Week 16: A Few Big Ideas Quiz & Introducing Paul & Households
  • Weeks 17: Paul & Households Continued
  • Week 18: Exam: Quarter 2

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