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The Disenfranchised Church

Chris Benek (3 sessions)
Chris Benek Through a historical understanding of the philosophies of Marx, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard and the theologies of Paul Tillich and Dietrich Bonhoeffer this seminar will explore what it means to be human in the Imago Dei. It will further investigate how we can incorporate persons who are disenfranchised from the church into the corporal presence of Christ on Earth through ethical practices that encourage both reconciliation and healing.
Christopher Benek serves as the Associate Pastor of Family Ministries at Providence Presbyterian Church in Hilton Head, SC. He has two advanced degrees in Ministry/Theology (Ethics) from Princeton Theological Seminary and is working on a third at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in the world’s first ever Doctor of Ministry in Science and Theology. Rev. Benek has been internationally recognized by media sources for his preaching, social activism and religious commentary as presented on