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What is Biblical Preaching?: Preaching and Culture

While the core of scriptural truth remains the same from culture to culture, the outworking of those truths is much more fluid.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/december/preaching-culture-what-is-biblical-preaching.html

Contextualization in the New Testament: Patterns for Theology and Mission. “Critical contextualization.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research11 (3): 104-112. Keller, Timothy.

August 31, 2018Culture, Leadership

A Season of Deep Lament: Heroes and Legends I Knew as a Child

I don’t know that I have many answers, but I know what is true and I must keep holding on.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/august/season-of-deep-lament-personal-reflections.html

earlier affair. I was recently teaching in Manila. I was working through my slides on contextualization and missiologist David Sills was on one of them. I had

June 15, 2018Leadership

Earn a Global Leadership Certificate and More in Partnership with Wheaton College and the Global Leadership Summit

Whether you are a business leader, a community leader, a pastor, or a parent who wants to lead your family well, there is a place for you in the partnership between The Global Leadership Summit and Wheaton College.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/june/global-leadership-certificate.html

Rochelle has been involved in non-profit leadership and global relief work. Her research interests include culture, contextualization, and communication.

May 22, 2018Missiology

Celebrating David Hesselgrave (1924-2018), Missiologist and Professor

David Hesselgrave is considered the founding dean of modern evangelical missiology.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/may/celebrating-david-hesselgrave-1924-2018-legendary-missiolog.html

David was a tireless advocate for deep theological grounding of evangelism, contextualization, communication, and of being an adept student of culture.

One-on-One with Sam Chan on Evangelism in a Skeptical World

The essence of evangelism is the gospel message—true for all peoples, all places, and all times.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/april/one-on-one-with-sam-chan-on-evangelism-in-skeptical-world.html

So I borrowed from what I learnt in my missiology classes— contextualization, cultural analysis, storytelling—and applied it to evangelism in our contemporary world.

March 27, 2018Church Planting

Chicagoland Church Planting Alliance Spring 2018 | Chicagoland. Context. Evangelism.

Chicago presents a unique context for evangelism and church planting.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/march/chicagoland-church-planting-alliance-spring-2018-chicagolan.html

gospel. He called it critical contextualization. Hiebert writes, “In each culture, Christians face new questions for which they must find biblical answers.”.

October 19, 2017Culture

Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations

Lecrae, Truth's Table, and an Asian American ministry leader
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/october/open-letter-to-john-piper-on-white-evangelicalism-and-multi.html

with both John and Lecrae and, in an odd coincidence, I threw out a shout out at John's Desiring God National Conference in 2012, about Lecrae teaching us about contextualization.

April 24, 2017Interviews

One-on-One with Dave Choi of Church of the Beloved in Chicago

Dave started the church in 2011 with no people, no resources, no building, nothing.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/april/one-on-one-with-dave-choi-of-church-of-beloved-in-chicago.html

of ignorance. Contextualization is imperative in their understanding of how they bring the gospel into this context. Ed: How can we pray for you? Dave

April 11, 2017Church Planting

3 Martian Tips for Contextualization

Lessons from the NASA team who manages the Mars rover.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/april/3-martian-tips-for-contextualization.html

April 11, 2017Church Planting. 3 Martian Tips for Contextualization. Lessons from the NASA team who manages the Mars rover. Further Reading on Contextualization:

March 19, 2017Missiology

Missions Sunday: Hermeneutics for Healthy Churches, Part Two

Training in biblical interpretation should be an integral part of every missions strategy.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/march/missions-sunday-hermeneutics-for-healthy-churches-part-two.html

people group, this newly-sent missionary will need to communicate the gospel, teach new believers, and lead the church he or she plants through the critical contextualization process.

March 12, 2017Missiology

Missions Sunday: Hermeneutics for Healthy Churches, Part One

Training in biblical interpretation should be an integral part of every missions strategy.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/march/missions-sunday-hermeneutics-for-healthy-churches-part-1.html

THIRD, training in biblical interpretation equips leaders for appropriate contextualization. Paul Hiebert referred to this process as 'critical contextualization.'.

February 24, 2017Evangelism & Discipleship

When Coffee Isn't Enough: Reflecting on Relationships & Gospel Witness

The most valuable resource we can offer is the Gospel.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/february/when-coffee-isnt-enough-reflecting-on-relationships-gospel-.html

cultural. David Hesselgrave has also written on the importance of contextualization, worldview, communications, and the like, as have many others. When

February 16, 2017Culture

Exposing the Truth about Honor and Shame

The Four Dimensions Christians Must Understand
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/february/exposing-truth-about-honor-and-shame.html

influence the following areas of ministry: Cross-Cultural Relationships; Counseling; Contextualization; Conflict Resolution; Social Issues (eg, LGBT, Trump);

December 12, 2016Church Planting

Breaking the 200 Barrier: Monmouth Christian Church in Monmouth, Oregon

Church planted by pioneers seeks to reach hipsters
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2016/december/breaking-200-barrier-monmouth-christian-church-in-monmouth-.html

All this we labeled as contextualization. I knew that God was not sending me out of the country, but I didn't realize He was calling me to be a missionary.

April 28, 2016Leadership

Evangelism or “Elevator Pitch”?

The offer of salvation isn't a sales pitch.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2016/april/evangelism-or-elevator-pitch.html

Previously, he worked as a church planter. His most recently published book is One Gospel for All Nations: A Practical Approach to Biblical Contextualization.

December 11, 2015Leadership

Weekend Edition: December 11, 2015

Defining Evangelicalism, Church planting proverbs, and more.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2015/december/weekend-edition-december-11-2015.html

your inbox. Earlier this Week at The Exchange. A Christmas Guide To Family Worship. Contextualization At Home: How Should We Speak the Truth?

December 7, 2015Missiology

Contextualization At Home: How Should We Speak the Truth?

The Kingdom grows when we are Biblically faithful, culturally appropriate, and counter-cultural.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2015/december/contextualization-at-home-how-should-we-speak-truth.html

December 7, 2015Missiology. Contextualization At Home: How Should We Speak the Truth? Ed Stetzer Author Bio. This is the third in a series of three posts on contextualization.

December 4, 2015Leadership

Weekend Edition: December 4, 2015

Women, Abortion, and the Church, applying the armor of God, and more.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2015/december/weekend-edition-december-4-2015.html

your inbox. Earlier this Week at The Exchange. The Imago Dei in the Colorado Springs Tragedy. Contextualization at Home: How Should We Do Church?

November 30, 2015Missiology

Contextualization at Home: How Should We Do Church?

If the world looked at us, could they tell we are on a mission?
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2015/november/contextualization-at-home-how-should-we-do-church.html

November 30, 2015Missiology. Contextualization at Home: How Should We Do Church? If the world Christ. Ecclesiology Informs Contextualization. How does

November 23, 2015Missiology

Contextualization at Home: What Would Jesus Do Here?

We can’t reach the world for Jesus if we don’t know Jesus and how He operates.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2015/november/contextualization-at-home-what-would-jesus-do-here.html

November 23, 2015Missiology. Contextualization at Home: What Would Jesus Do Here? Today, we'll talk about Christology. Christology Informs Contextualization.

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