Introduction to Cultural Engagement – RLGN 210

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course equips students with a foundational understanding of the field of cultural engagement. Particular attention is given to the contemporary systems of cultural engagement and the historical roots of those systems. 

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Learning to engage culture well is profoundly important for modern Christian leaders. Churches and para-church ministries need to have a robust understanding of culture and how the church can best relate to it. In order to understand culture from a truly Christian worldview, a student should study how the church has historicall engaged the world and what the Bible has to say about the nature of culture. This course equips students with the foundational knowledge to understand the primary trends and schools of thought within Christian cultural engagement. 

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Throughout this course, you will develop a large project that engages the most fundamental aspects of Christian cultural engagement. This project will be broken into 8 separate submissions, and each submission will require you to answer particular questions that relate to the reading and presentations from that week. For the first seven weeks, you will submit one, 400-600 word assignment each week engaging specific questions related to cultural engagement and your Keller textbook. 

(CLOs: A, B, C, D) (FSLOs: CGE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; CIL 1, 2; CT2)

This cumulative project will combine all seven of the project pieces that the student has developed throughout the course with an introduction and conclusion for the project. A key aspect of this project will be incorporating the instructor’s feedback.

(CLOs: A, B, C, D) (FSLOs: CGE 2, 3, 4, 5; CIL 1, 2; CT 2)

Each module: week, except the last, contains a quiz based on the content from that module's reading. Each quiz contains 20 multiple-choice or true/false questions. There is no limit to how many times the student can take a quiz. The course also contains a cumulative quiz that will cover all of the reading material assigned in previous modules: weeks. Students can reference their textbooks and notes during this cumulative quiz, but they cannot take this quiz more than once.

(CLOs: A, B, C, D) (FSLOs: CGE 2, 5)