A Dialogue on Contextualization

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From the original broadcast in April, 2008, Mike moderates a discussion between Steve Camp and Darrin Patrick on the topic of contextualization. What does it mean to contextualize and is it necessary at all? How do we reach a particular culture while not compromising the Message? Did the Apostle Paul contextualize himself or what he was preaching? This is sure to be the first of many conversations on this subject with these dear brothers in Christ.

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The Camp-Patrick Discussion on Contextualization

Update: Mike is feeling a lot better, yet still a wee bit sluggish from his terrible cold. So he offers this great repeat broadcast.

Mike moderates a discussion between Steve Camp and Darrin Patrick on the topic of contextualization. What does it mean to contextualize and is it necessary at all? How do we reach a particular culture while not compromising the Message? Did the Apostle Paul contextualize himself or what he was preaching? This is sure to be the first of many conversations on this subject with these dear brothers in Christ.

β€œTo the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.”1 Corinthians 9:22

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