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Leaping the hurdles

Enabling British Christians to learn from the Global Church on Contextualisation.

Daniel Jeyaraj speaks about what British Christians can learn from the Global Church about contextualisation.

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This talk was filmed at a national consultation, entitled, 'A Relevant Gospel: How should we contextualise the message for our 21st century Britain?'. It is the second in a series of five events taking place as part of the Evangelical Alliance's 'Confidence in the Gospel' initiative.

Download a synopsis of this video, along with questions for discussion.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What experiences have we had of learning from the global Church? What have we learnt? How has this enriched our faith? As individuals, and as a church, have we done enough to learn from Christians around the world? If we haven't, why do we think this is?
  2. Is the level of biblical literacy among our congregation (or even ourselves) a cause for celebration or concern? Why is biblical literacy essential to the task of contextualisation? What can we do to increase people's level of biblical knowledge and understanding?
  3. What are the biggest influences on our expression of Christianity – as individuals and as a Church? How international/multi-cultural are these influences? What could we do to ensure that our Christianity is internationally shaped?
  4. How could we work better with the Christians from all over the world that are right on our doorstep? How might doing so enrich our faith?