Audio Files

Below are links to the audio files of Dr. Jim Eckman's Digging Deeper classes.

  • The Role of Christianity in American Civilization

    This final class on American Civilization surveys the period from World War II to the present. Special emphasis is given to the effects of World War II on American civilization, the significant spiritual revival of the 1950s, and the radical worldview shift to Postmodernism in America that began with the 1960s. Additional emphasis is given to the Civil Rights movement, how America dealt with the threat of communism during the Cold War, the re-definition of the US presidency and the growing pluralism of American Civilization. The role and response of biblical Christianity to all of the developments is a central theme of the class. To access audio files, please click the image on the left.

  • Church History: Part 3

    The class will chart the Reformation’s influence on the Scientific Revolution (17th century), the Enlightenment (18th century), the church’s struggle to response to the Industrial Revolution and the onslaught of theological liberalism and Postmodernism. Much of the focus of the 20th and 21st centuries will be on the American church (e.g., revivals, Pentecostalism, evangelicalism, etc.).  

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  • The History of Israel

    The class will cover the Divided Kingdom of Israel and Judah (931-586 BC), the Exile and the Restoration under Ezra and Nehemiah (539-430 BC), the Hellenistic and then the Roman occupation of the Land, ending with the First Advent of the Messiah. To access audio files, please click the image on the left.