Students will learn the history, prinicples and patterns of cross-cultural Christian ministry, gain an understanding of varying cultural values, and formulate a contextualised approach to communicating the gospel for a particular cultural setting.
Directed reading and essay learning tasks
D. A. Carson (ed.), Biblical Interpretation and the Church: the problem of contextualization (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2002).
D. Elmer, Cross-cultural Connections: Stepping out and Fitting in Around the World (Downers Grove: IVP, 2002).
D. E. Fleming, Contextualisation in the New Testament: Patterns for Theology and Mission (Downers Grove: IVP, 2005).
D. S. Gilliland (ed.), The Word Among Us: Contextualizing Theology for Mission Today (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2002).
S. G. Lingenfelter and M. K. Mayers, Ministering Cross-culturally: An Incarnational Model for Personal Relationships, 2nd edn (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003).