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.
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?