What is Contextualization? Presenting the Gospel in Culturally Relevant Ways | The Exchange
Contextualization involves an attempt to present the Gospel in a culturally relevant way. | Ed Stetzer
The topic of contextualization arises frequently in contemporary discussions on missiology and ecclesiology. Although it is sometimes controversial, contextualization remains a critical component of effective Gospel communication. The New Testament models the importance of healthy contextualization, and the history of Christian missions displays the need for contextualization.
In this research brief, I will discuss the process of contextualization. I will explain the nature of human culture, the definition of contextualization, contextualization’s final goal, and cautions that we should consider before we start contextualization. Continue reading →