Into the Postmodern Wilderness

Rev. Luke Thompson

The late E.F. Schumacher once wrote that, in all his years as a student, “I had been given maps of life and knowledge on which there was hardly a trace of many of the things that I most cared about and that seemed to me to be of the greatest possible importance to the conduct of my life.”

A similar thing still happens today. We’re raised in a general culture which rejects the most important philosophical features for life: objectivity, good and evil, the sacredness of life, authority, objective beauty, and the existence of God, to name only a few.

Join Pastor Thompson as we learn how to not only draft philosophical maps, but also how to defend and promote some of the most important, yet overlooked features and landmarks for life today. We’ll especially explore the problem of evil, Ecclesiastes and life being meaningless apart from God, and assessments of subjectivism and philosophical materialism. By the end, you will not only be able to orient yourself in the wilderness of postmodernity, but be able to guide others with sound philosophical apologetics through the wilderness.

Rev. Luke Thompson studied philosophy at Marquette University before graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He has taught courses in philosophy and Christian apologetics at Bethany Lutheran College and Wisconsin Lutheran College. He serves as pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ottawa, Ontario, and lectures internationally on pop culture, Christianity, and the meaning of life, showing university students how to make Walter White, Dexter Morgan, Rick Grimes, and Tyrion Lannister talk philosophy and theology.