April 20, 2015

Take Me With You: A Theology of Running Away? – Dr Matthew Tan (Campion College, NSW)

by Tom Gourlay

On 3 February, The Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture was delighted to host Dr Matthew Tan of Campion College in NSW as the presenter at our first Speakers Forum for 2015.

Have you ever seen an ad that made you feel like being anywhere but here? Have you ever thought what that might have to do with the Christian life? In this presentation, Dr. Matthew Tan will look at advertising, TV series, movies and music videos to explore how we need to take seriously the deep linkages that pop culture’s trope of escape has with the Christian tradition. He will also identify the serious divergences that pop culture’s version of escape has with the Christian, and explore how true escape is necessary, and possible, in Jesus Christ.

Dr Matthew Tan delivers his talk at The Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture Speakers’ Forum. PHOTO: Jamie O’Brien, The record

Dr Matthew Tan delivers his talk at The Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture Speakers’ Forum. PHOTO: Jamie O’Brien, The record

 

 

 

 

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