This course is designed for students seeking to understand how the Scripture relates to and mandates specific engagement of the governmental arena and "perceived" political activity. It is intentionally and distinctly non-partisan, recognizing that civil government and politics is incredibly broken and at times convoluted. This course seeks to make the connection that the Christian, no matter what nation they may find themselves living in, has a Biblical mandate to be salt and light in that arena and a responsibility to bring Christ's Lordship to it, as well as every arena of life. The class will answer the question as to whether or not Jesus, the early church, and apostles participated in this type of activity and exactly how it was approached. The course will be divided into the theology of cultural engagement, the philosophy of cultural engagement, and the practices a Christian leader or Pastor might seek to implement.