The Theology of Contextualization
This session explores the influence of differing cultural contexts in missions. It tackles the theological understanding of contextualization.
Michael Christ teaches at Central Africa Baptist University in Kitwe, Zambia and Africa International University. He has also served as a senior pastor in the US for seven years and spent three years in Turkey sharing the gospel while butchering the language. His areas of interest include understanding sanctification in Paul’s theology and historical theology. He did his PhD on the English Puritan Walter Marshall and loves to talk about Marshall’s helpful approach to understanding sanctification. Michael and his wife Becky have five children, who have way too much energy and frequently leave their parents baffled.
The focus of this session will be to answer the question: What does it really mean to be all things to all men?
The focus of this topic will be to help us understand the ills of the Disciple Making Model (DMM) and Church Planting Movements (CPMs)."