The importance of contextualisation

We have been continuing our series in Acts on Sunday mornings. And we have come across the concept of contextualisation a number of times. But

Knowing the gospel is the key to welcoming other cultures

Many churches want to be able to welcome different cultures but so few seem capable of actually doing so. We so often fail to realise

The thin lacquer of culture

I was shown this video of a German soldier in WWI reflecting on what happened when he came face-to-face with a French soldier he killed:

Assumptions without reflection: assessing cultural values in light of Biblical values

I was asked to write an article for the Affinity journal Foundations on how we often make cultural assumptions in the church, particularly in respect to class, without really

Are Light Parties silly, weird and unEnglish? Andrew Brown thinks so

Yesterday, I read this bizarre opinion piece in the Guardian by Andrew Brown. In it, he excoriates the idea of Light Parties. Whilst he treats

Creating a gospel culture

We were looking at Acts 10 this past Sunday. The two big questions we opened with were these: (1) Who do we expect to be

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