Tag: Contextualization

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Ethical Storytelling

Everyone who has been to China, or met a Christian from China, or read or heard something about Christians in China, has a story to tell. But no one has the whole story.

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Towards Authentic Contextualization

A Reader Responds

That this non-Western contextualizing will leave many of our Western theologies and “brands” diminished or transformed could encourage us to repent for the scandal of our divisions…and to redouble our efforts to fulfill one of the final earthly prayers of Jesus that “we all be one.”

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The Search for Home: Resonances between Heaven and Earth

A Reflective Review of Xiaoli Yang’s A Dialogue Between Haizi’s Poetry and the Gospel of Luke

In her book, Yang engages the complexities of Haizi’s personal journey and poetic influences side by side with the life and teachings of Jesus in four parts under the themes of “roots,” “vision,” “journey,” and “arrival.”

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Thoughts on Culture and Contextualization

The church does not exist in a vacuum. It responds to various cultural factors which raises many questions about the contextualization of the gospel. This article analyzes some key features of the cultural context of Chinese house churches.

ChinaSource Conversations

Fully Chinese and Fully Christian

A Conversation with the Hosts of CantoSense

Join Joann Pittman in a conversation with Hannah Lau and I’Ching Thomas about their new video podcast CantoSense.

Webinars

Christian Theology in a Chinese Idiom

A Webinar on Reshaping the Conversation

The Christian theological conversation spans two millennia. Recently, however, more and more scholars have begun to recognize that, in the words of Andrew Walls, "the theological agenda is cultural induced; and the cross-cultural diffusion of Christian faith invariably makes creative theological activity a necessity." What does that look like in practice? Doesn't that lead to syncretism? Can't we just teach a pure gospel?

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Women Contextualizing the Gospel in Cross-cultural Settings

Taking the gospel message into another culture requires culturally integrating it, without misrepresentation, into that specific culture. Bentley looks at six different aspects involved in contextualizing the gospel.

Blog Entries

6 Approaches to Contextualization in China

We know contextualization is important, but not everyone comes at it in the same way.

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Training Cross-Cultural Workers to Cross Honor-Shame Cultures

How might Christians from one honor-shame culture effectively serve cross-culturally in another honor-shame culture?