Disturbing the Peace of the Secular City
Dr. J. Budziszewski
The Humanitas Forum on Christianity and
2010 Winter Lectures
Brentwood Baptist Church
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Keeping the Faith in the Dark Night of the Culture
In this part of the world we are unlikely to suffer
physical persecution for our faith. Yet, it isnít easy to live as
though God is real in a culture that lives as though He isnít.
Surrounded by the dark night of the culture, must we suffer the dark
night of the soul? How can we keep our lamps lit?
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
The Revenge of Conscience
The problem of moral decline is volitional, not
cognitive. It isnít that we donít know whatís right and wrong, but
that we know but pretend that we donít. What happens in a soul, or
in a society, when we tell ourselves that we donít know what we
Break Ė 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Cutting Through the Smoke of Self-Deception
After asking Jesus, ďWhat is truth,Ē Pontius Pilate
turned on his heel and walked out; he didnít ask his question to
begin a conversation, but to end one. This teaches an important
lesson: Some questions are real questions, but others are merely
smokescreens. Is it possible to cut through the smoke?
Q&A Follows Each Lecture
Dr J. Budziszewski is professor of government and
philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of
numerous books, including The Revenge of Conscience, What
We Canít Not Know: A Guide, Evangelicals in the Public Square,
and three books for young people about the Christian faith.
Location: Brentwood Baptist Church, 7777 Concord Road
West, Brentwood, TN.
Doors Open & Book Table: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, 7:30 a.m.
Contact: Michael Poore, Director, The Humanitas
Project, (931) 239-8735,
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