Course Description

Students will be exposed both practically and philosophically how to apply their faith and values to help shape the institutions of society like government, public policy, politics, news and media, entertainment, medicine, education and the courts.

Instructor

Sarah Nashif-Tan, Professor

MBA, George Fox

Sarah Nashif-Tan has worked in multiple government, public policy, and advocacy roles as well as spent nine months working in Uganda on poverty and education projects, before coming to Portland Bible College in 2009, where she serves as Vice-President of Innovation as well as a Professor. 

Sarah graduated with her Bachelor’s in Government and International Politics from George Mason University in Washington DC and went on to complete her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from George Fox University in Portland Oregon. She is also a perpetual student at PBC, consistently taking Bible courses over the last 15 years.

Sarah has traveled to over 25 countries. She and her husband, Wesley, have two boys and serve on the Mannahouse Pastoral Team. Sarah is a true Daniel to society. Her passion for social justice and applying the Word of God to social issues will motivate you to be a reforming influence in culture. 



Course Outline

This course includes Student Notes and 28 Lectures.

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Course Introduction

  • 2

    Culture

    • Student Notes - L01-06

    • L01 - Culture

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    • L02 - Engaging Culture

    • L03 - Worldviews

    • L04 - Worldviews

    • L05 - Bible Characters

    • L06 - Significant Influence

  • 3

    Institutions

    • Student Notes - L07-09

    • L07 - Authority and Institutions

    • L08 - Government in the Bible

    • L09 - Civil Disobedience

  • 4

    Around the World

    • Student Notes - L10-13

    • L10 - Around the World - Atheism

    • L11 - Around the World - Islam

    • L12 - Around the World - Christianity

    • L13 - Refugees and Immigration

  • 5

    Biblical Justice

    • Student Notes - L14-18

    • L14 - Morality and Justice

    • L15 - Secular Views of Justice

    • L16 - Biblical Justice

    • L17 - Capital Punishment

    • L18 - Bible and Race

  • 6

    Family and Society

    • Student Notes - L19-22

    • L19 - Pro-Life Topics

    • L20 - Importance of Marriage and Family

    • L21 - Gay Marriage History and Impact

    • L22 - Gay Marriage, A Compassionate Response

  • 7

    Church and State

    • Student Notes - L23-25

    • L23 - Responding to Culture

    • L24 - Separation of Church and State

    • L25 - Religion and Politics

  • 8

    Political Participation

    • Student Notes - L26-28

    • L26 - Biblical Framework of Engagement

    • L27 - Framework for Involvement

    • L28 - Legally What Church Can and Can't Do

  • 9

    Joining God's Redemptive Work

    • Student Notes - L29-31

    • L29 - Leading in Today's Culture

    • L30 - Human Trafficking

    • L31 - Marijuana

  • 10

    Kingdom Economics

    • Student Notes - L32-36

    • L32 - Views on Wealth

    • L33 - Kingdom Economics

    • L34 - Kingdom Economics

    • L35 - Capitalism and Socialism

    • L36 - Economic Myths

  • 11

    Issues in Poverty

    • Student Notes - L37-40

    • L37 - Poverty and Charity

    • L38 - Global Poverty

    • L39 - How to Help Without Hurting

    • L40 - Homelessness

  • 12

    Conclusion

    • Student Notes - L41-43

    • L41 - Excuses Christians Give

    • L42 - Excuses Christians Give

    • L43 - Joining God's Redemptive Work