Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ministry in a Pluralistic Context - Day 2

We had a full day of lecture today going from a look at Acts 10 on Cornelius the Centurion to the tripartite nature of mission studies.

There were a lot of stuff but what stood out for me was the purpose of dialogue and encounter with followers of the other religions. Everyone comes with a worldview that shapes the belief system that form their values that orders their outward behaviours. And like the saying which goes, Christianity can spread a thousand miles wide but only an inch deep, we may spend a lot of time on evangelism, we focus less on discipleship. Even though there is some form of discipleship, we may not have the capacity to address the underlying worldviews.

The other one thing that stood out for me is the fact that even before we reach out to another person with the good news, God may have already gone before us.


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