Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cultural Questions we must answer

As we step into the Mercy Town story tomorrow, [very excited ] I am busy reading much on the question of mission, culture, context and the sacred text.

Here is a summary that Ed Stetzer uses of the questions we have to ask stepping into a new cultural context:

Ed Stetzer quotes Steffen on the list of question that we need to ask when entering a culture:
  • What is the worldview of the target audience?
  • What is the culture’s decision-making pattern?
  • What does it cost a person in this culture to become a Christian?
  • What redemptive analogy is best for this culture?
  • How does the culture view Christianity?
  • What does the culture understand about the basic components of the gospel story?
  • Is this culture based on shame or guilt?
  • How will culture understand Christian rituals?
  • What is the best delivery system for exposing the people of this culture to the gospel?

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