Fundamentally, biblical Christianity is not cross-cultural, but supra-cultural. It’s not about “my culture” vs. “your culture,” but the culture of the kingdom of God.
The best way to contextualize is to be rigorously biblical. Because the Bible speaks transculturally, start with the Bible.
Anand Samuel, a pastor in the UAE, reflects on how the nine marks are biblical concepts, not Western ones.
Eric Bancroft, a pastor in Miami, talks about the importance of the fruit of the Spirit amid our disagreement with others.
Jonathan Leeman answers this difficult question: Should pastors speak about politics from the pulpit?
Andy Prime, a church planter in Scotland, explains the necessity of teaching sound doctrine to everyone, regardless of educational background.
The practice of meaningful membership is at the heart of what it means to be a faithful church in a nominal Christian culture.
Ken Mbugua, a pastor in Nairobi, answers the question, “What do you wish American pastors, churches, and missionaries knew about Christianity in Africa?”
We grow in contentment through a long process in the university of Jesus.
As preachers, we must proclaim the gospel in every sermon. But that doesn’t mean our sermons from Galatians should sound exactly like our sermons from Genesis.