Contextualisation

Last week in Theology of Mission we dealt with the issue of contextualisation. The gospel is always lived out and communicated in culture. In fact, I would go as far as to say that there is not gospel that is “uncontextual”.

The Bible itself contextualises its message. God, in his name, in the covenant, in the Wisdom literature is contextualising. Ultimately, the great contextualisation is in Jesus Christ. God became human in order to be as well as tell humanity his message.

We have a responsibility to also be contextual as well as to contextualise the message.

What do you think?

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