The Theology of the Avengers, Wonder Woman and Batman

Date & time: 9 Apr 2018, 19:00 GMT | Speaker: Khaldoun Sweis | Duration: 1 hour 30 min
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People need stories to make sense of life. Sometimes these stories are true, and other times they are fabrications or caricatures of reality. The people of old used myths and spiritual folktales for entertainment, and these evolved into narratives to give coherence to the world they inhabited. Fyodor Dostoevsky said it best, "At first, art imitates life. Then life will imitate art.Then life will find its very existence from the arts." Today these myths are told in many forms, and the most popular is that of superheroes such as Superman, the X-Men, and Spiderman to name a few.  How do these modern myths make sense of our world?  How do they point to a greater reality? 

This webinar will address the effect that the mythology of superheroes has on our current Western Culture and how to use that to engage people for Christ.  The secular world does not want or need God in their lives, or at least that is what they think, but they do enjoy a good story. Come and learn effective ways to engage this secular culture using the modern mythos of superheroes.

Khaldoun A. Sweis is the former Chair and currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Olive-Harvey College in Chicago and serves as tutor in philosophy with Oxford University in England.  After losing his son Enoch, who died in his arms, he had a paradigm shift in how he does and applies apologetics, his passion, to his life and ministry.  As a Jordanian born American, his experience entails teaching philosophy and apologetics for over a decade as well as speaking at conferences both nationally and abroad in such places as Hong Kong, Romania, Australia, and England. He has three books including Debating Christian Theism, co-edited with Chad Meister and J.P. Moreland (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources co-edited with Chad Meister (Zondervan, 2011). He recently completed Killing God: Addressing the Seven Most Common Objections from the New Atheists (CP, 2016) and coming out soon is Logically Faithful: Navigating Life’s Darkest Moments through Evidence for your Faith. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. His goal is to help equip believers to deal with suffering and navigate life through the incredible evidence we have in Christ. His website is www.LogicallyFaithful.com, where you will find podcasts, blogs, and videos designed to equip believers and lovingly challenge skeptics.