Thursday, April 29, 2004

Cultural Imperialism

Just prompted to post about something that's been going around my brain for years - that on this occasion has been prompted by reading about incarnation and cultural imperialism.
I so strongly believe in incarnational mission and about the gospel becoming real for people IN their context and culture and not overlaying all of our Christian culture onto them (I'm trying hard enough to get it out of me - don't want other people to need to do that!).
But I'm struggling because it seems to me that for a whole host of reasons people who become followers of Jesus sometimes want to take on much of the Christian culture ... even when some of those around them are discouraging them from it.

Any thoughts?

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