What are the dangers of being too contextualized?

  1. Compromising our witness to the gospel. One danger of being too contextualized is that in attempting to adapt to cultural practices of those around us we adapt our way into sin or untruth and so compromise our witness to the gospel.
  2. Losing the sharp edges of the gospel. If we focus too much on making our message relevant, or appealing, or palatable to non-Christians, we may be tempted to adjust the gospel at those points where it is most offensive.
  3. Losing the gospel. If we begin to round the sharp edges off the gospel, we are in grave danger of losing the gospel itself.