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H&Co. Culture Courses 

What and Why Culture Courses?

We have crafted a series of culture courses that examine various aspects of our social and cultural lives to discover those spaces where we might offer insight and innovative responses so that we can be more effectual in the work and passions that interest us. Whether it’s a personal quest or a communal desire, our culture courses will help you reflect more carefully, open up new horizons of understanding, and help you understand possible ways forward for your interests and work. 

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Religion is no longer limited...

...to what goes on within the confines of religious spaces and institutions.  It pervades all of society and culture, as new approaches to religion emerge that challenge the very notion of how religion is expressed and experienced.

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Culture is the new medium...

...of the sacred.  Traditional notions of religion have been, and continue to be,  displaced by the expression of religious and spiritual concerns through art, literature, social media, fashion, virtually anywhere and everywhere.

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The heart of theological work...

...must have a theory of culture at its core.  This must be at the center of any and all religious and theological work we do.  Examining various aspects of our cultural lives allow us to offer more effective theological responses. 

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Whether it's a personal or communal quest...

...we don't just explore culture in order to offer prescriptive responses or critiques.  But to mine it for clues about where and how religion is hiding and manifesting in contemporary culture.

Field Guide for the Future: Design, Theology and Innovation

In this 12-week foundational course we will explore the complex and diverse cultural contexts that we currently find ourselves in.  We will address them with an innovative methodology and new theological responses in order to help you to effectively address the particular challenges you and/or your organization face.

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Deconversion, Deconstruction, Disruption: A Brief History of Radical Theology 

A four-week course that explores the development and emergence of radical theology. The course will take a chronological, though not necessarily linear, journey through one of the most important theological disciplines of the 20th century. We will focus on key developments in radical theology, highlighting influences, theories and key thinkers who pushed the conversation along, and whose work offers us important insights for thinking about faith in the 21st century.

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Hack to the Future: Theology, Technology and Digital Media 

A four-week course that takes a journey into the ways that contemporary visual media, like film and TV, explore our relationship with digital technology.  The arts are a major location for the exploration of what it means to be human, and television and cinema in particularly express a wide variety of opinions and ideas about the complex issues related to digital technology and the human condition.

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Digital Disruptions: Theology in the Age of Algorithms 

A four-week course in which we will explore a wide variety of issues related to faith and technology.  The world is both changed and changing through immersion and engagement with technology. Digital culture is the new condition that religion finds itself in. This new condition requires new approaches and innovative theological conversations and responses.

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GET READY FOR LOVE: A journey into the creative, theological world of Nick Cave

A 4-week exploration of the music, writing and creativity of Nick Cave, examining his inspirations, preoccupations and creative trajectories. Cave is one of rock music’s most literary and provocative artists whose live performances with his band, the Bad Seeds, are prime examples of the transcendent power of music.  Join us as we as we look at Cave's explorations into the religious and the theological; The perverse and the the pure, the holy and the transgressive, as they live side by side in a rich creative and deeply theological stew.

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Solitude: Life Lessons for an Isolated World

In this 4-hour course, designed for our current time of pandemic and beyond, we will be examining the difference between solitude and loneliness and explore techniques and ideas for enhancing our understanding and practice of solitude and offer ways to carry that understanding into our post-isolation lives.  Join us as we take some time to look deeper at a brief history of solitude, the difference between various emotions produced, the bliss of solitude and productive solitude.

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