Various models of contextualization throughout the New Testament will be explored. The student will survey: Jesus’ engagement of his context and his relation to the powers, the Apostles’ various cross-cultural experiences in the book of Acts, and Paul’s contextualization with the Epistles.
Contextual theology is at the core of the missional imagination. This course will expose the students to various methods and resources to equip him or her to do contextual theology.
The missional imagination must be formed from the Biblical Model. This course will establish the groundwork that, from the very moment Elizabeth conceived and Mary heard of her miraculous child, the mission of God was breaking boundaries and moving in the world. The story of Jesus and his disciples is a story of how the reign of God engages various contexts. We are called to carry on this mission.
This is Biblical study, thus is thoroughly engaged in the Biblical witness.
The New Testament texts will be examined through a missional lens, seeking models for missional work today.
The contextualization found in the Biblical witness will be brought into conversation with the contemporary contextual issues.
The New Testament is a story of intercultural dialogue, thus will provide a robust stage for conversation.
This biblical study is pursued with a practical lens. The student will seek methodologies and a framework for practical ministry
This course is grounded in the lived experience of the local missional community.