Archive for June 24th, 2009

A brother in Christ emailed me this, and I found it helpful in regards to definitions concerning contextualization.

I really hesitate writing anything on “contextualization” because it’s such a buzz-word that is defined in so many different ways.   BUT, I feel frustrated with how patently “contextualization” is written off.  Thus, I propose a new term to distinguish between “good contextualization” and “bad contextualization”.

Good contextualization= confrontational contextualization- it understands the culture enough to speak to how it is wrong Biblically

Bad contextualization= compromising contextualization- it seeks to be as much like the culture in order to get the message across.

Is this distinction helpful to anyone else?

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