On April 27-28, 2018, Lead U Discipleship hosted its second conference in our Lead U Conference Series. The conference, “For the Life of the World: Christianity and Cultural Engagement,” aimed to explore the way in which the universal Church, local churches, and individual Christians should engage the culture with the gospel. We hoped to provide helpful biblical, theological, and historical insight into the problem and potential solutions.
About the Session:
In Session #1 of the conference, “Foreigners and Faithful Presence: The Goal of Cultural Engagement”, Dr. Jay Todd discusses cultural engagement in light of 1 Peter and various models that Christians have used to engage culture. Jay argues that James Davison Hunter’s model of faithful presence provides the best way for Christians to engage our surrounding culture.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Jay Todd (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies and a Division Chair at College of the Ozarks. He is also an elder/pastor at Christ’s Covenant Church in Branson, MO. Dr. Todd is the author of Sinai and the Saints and Remember, O Yahweh. He and his wife Christina have three children: Maisy, Lily, and Isaac.