We live, think,
work and evangelise in the Caribbean.
We must therefore be sensitive to the yet unhealed wounds from our past — Christianity,
slavery and colonialism were all brought here from Europe, for instance
— and we must work towards dealing with the issues facing the church today,
in the twenty-first century. Six issues — sectarianism, political messianism,
the media and education, evolutionary materialism, post-modern relativism, and
Islam, will therefore be focussed upon, not because they are exhaustive but
because they are representative and important.
Caribbean Apologetics Issues
on the links below, to explore the issues:
NOTICES: This course
module was originally created by Gordon Mullings, in 1985, for use as part of
a manual for Cell Group Leaders for the UCCF, in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
It has been subsequently revised and developed, to date. (DISCLAIMER: While
reasonable attempts have been made to provide accurate, fair and informative materials
for use in training, no claim is made for absolute truth, and corrections
based on factual errors and/or gaps or inconsistencies in reasoning are welcome.)
FAIR USE: The contents of this module are intended for use as a support
for learning about responding to the typical intellectual challenges to the Christian
Faith and gospel that are commonly
encountered in the Caribbean, especially in tertiary education and in commentary
in the regional and international media. Permission is therefore granted to link
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