Bearing Witness:  Disturbing the Peace of the Secular City


Dr. J. Budziszewski



The Humanitas Forum on Christianity and Culture



2010 Winter Lectures

February 19-20



Brentwood Baptist Church

Brentwood, Tennessee




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?

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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 really do?

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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?

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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.  Map.


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