An exploration into various contextual approaches to the Bible, mission, and congregational studies. It will identify different models of contextual theology, and explore the way in which the classic theological disciplines of biblical studies and systematic theology relate to and interact with the theory and practice of contextual theology.
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.
Contextual theology is vital to the missional imagination. God is at work in every context and the missional leader’s task is to facilitate the local community in the communal process of discerning God’s movement and joining God in it. This course will expose the student to various approaches to this task.
The scripture is a contextually located document, and the Biblical component of this course will equip the student with a contextual hermeneutic.
The missional imagination is centered in the contextualization of the Good News of Jesus.
This is the heart of the course. It is vital to learn the methods of contextual theology.
Contextual theology is inherently intercultural, in that all cultures must be engaged in order to find the context within which to do theology.
Contextual theology embraces the reality that theology is not an abstract process of constructing a theological model, but is the lived experience of engaging God in community.
Contextual theology is inherently experiential as it engages communicative action