This course introduces students to the forms and contextualization process of the Christian message in different cultural contexts and equips them to reflect theologically on the Christian faith about its communication within competing and diverse cultural contexts.
Christian theology functions interculturally. This course provides the student with the knowledge and skill to develop greater self-awareness that enables them to serve effectively in intercultural and inter religious settings.
The world is rapidly changing, so is the context of theology. Christianity today is intercultural, and mission is done in a very pluralized world. This course provides the biblical and theological foundations for intercultural ministries and essential skills to prepare the student to participate in God’s mission locally and globally.
The Bible is a book of cultural encounters. The course therefore pays special attention to biblical models of intercultural engagement and encounters.
The focus of the course is to prepare men and women of God whose witness faithfully engages cultures with the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever they are.
The course deals with how culture and gospel interact in specific cultural contexts and how to articulate a biblical theology of cultural diversity.
Is Theology universal or local? If it is universal, how does it apply to specific social cultural contexts? God’s revelation is discussed in the context of its special and universal applications.
Recognize cultural differences and how they impact the communication of the Christian message and develop the skills for effective intercultural relationships and conflicts.
The course equips students to better understand the theological presuppositions of peoples from other cultures and to effectively minister with and to them.