Sunday Quote!- Our Cultural Concepts of Christianity


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rgfc-twissEvery Sunday, I will share a quote from something I’ve been reading. The hope is for you, dear reader, to share your thoughts on the quote and related issues and perhaps pick up some reading material along the way!

Our Cultural Concepts of Christianity

I recently finished Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys by Richard Twiss. It was a phenomenal, thought-provoking read that I highly recommend. In one section, Twiss argues that:

If self-revelation is the work of Creator and Creator’s engagement with people and nations, then crosscultural communication never occurs in isolation, in a cultural vacuum, but by definition occurs in a crosscultural context. Human messengers are never free from the prevailing cultural influences of their upbringing, worldview values, and sociocultural/political attitudes of their day. (61, cited below)

The point he is making is that humans are tied to their cultural background in such a way that any time…

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One thought on “Sunday Quote!- Our Cultural Concepts of Christianity

  1. Sounds interesting; I’m a bit cautious with some of the works on contextualization; I think some border on syncretism; despite my concern I think we must be conscious of our own cultural lens and also see the greater importance of solid exegesis and clear thinking

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