Faith That Sees through the Culture

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God’s Word is filled with paradoxes. It’s tempting to see these paradoxes as either-or statements—one must be true and the other must be false. End of story. Case closed.

But the paradoxes in the Word of God are different. They are both-and statements, at once seeming contradictory but both being wholly and completely true. As Christians, we live in this tension, embracing that two sides of the same coin can be true at the same time.

Learn from Rev. Dr. Alfonso Espinosa in this six-session CPH FaithCourse. Each session allows time to discuss the questions from the downloadable Learner Guide so each listener acknowledges and ponders the question to bring clarity to these paradoxes. Through this study, we can discover new vistas for faith to see more clearly and live out our faith more effectively in our culture.


Rev. Dr. Alfonso Espinosa is a graduate of Concordia University, Irvine (BA), and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana (MDiv). He received an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University (2001) and a PhD in theology from the University of Birmingham (England) in 2009. His most cherished service is being a senior pastor at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Irvine, California, where he preaches and teaches the Word of Christ for the forgiveness of sins.

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“We belong to Christ! But the question is, ‘How do we maintain the balance between in and not of?’ We do so – only by the grace of God – as the LORD leads us to walk by faith and not by sight.”

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CPH FaithCourses is an online learning platform where students of the Word dive deeper into Bible study. Enroll a group and learn together, or study on your own—either way, you’ll get Bible-backed, author-created studies that will encourage you to grow in your faith.

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Faith That Sees Through the Culture

Course Details

6 author-led videos

Downloadable learner’s guide

6 months of streaming access

Offline video access Group Leaders Only