EvangelismWhy You Can’t Just ‘Give Them the Gospel’
Understanding the relationship between gospel and culture is vital for evangelism
Christians believe that the gospel is universal and normative for all peoples at all times and in all places.
But we often forget that the gospel is not acultural, as if it hovers above culture and is devoid of any culture. Instead, the gospel is deeply enculturated. That is why we have to explain the Bible’s culture whenever we give a story or talk from the Bible. Whenever we teach the Bible to children or newcomers, we often begin with the phrase, “In their culture . . .”
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
the relationship between gospel and culture