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August 23, 2016
The Yin-Yang of Contextualization
The male students in my class agreed, “The Bible says that men are more important...
August 03, 2016
What the Gospels Teach about Contextualization
The Bible not only gives us our message; it should shape our methods. In One...
July 14, 2016
Great review of “One Gospel for All Nations” from STR!
I'm very grateful to Southeastern Theological Review for publishing a review of One Gospel for...
May 25, 2016
One Gospel for Shame, Guilt, and Fear Cultures?
How does the one gospel make sense for shame, guilt and fear cultures? Some people seem to...
April 14, 2016
Learning Contextualization with “Uptown Funk”
Here's a fun demonstration of contextualization. 1 song. 66 different dances. Each fits its context....
March 30, 2016
Four Reasons We Need Contextualization
Hundreds of books and articles talk about contextualization. Nearly every one of them focuses on...
September 30, 2015
The Birth of a Simplistic Gospel
Simplification is not contextualization. Of course we want to communicate the gospel as simply as...
September 23, 2015
One Story to Rule Them All?
There is a very particular story that frames the way the biblical writers present the...
September 16, 2015
Why the Abrahamic Covenant IS the gospel
In this post, I will explain why Gal 3:8 says that God’s covenant with Abraham...
September 09, 2015
Can We Skip Over Abraham and Israel?
There are many ways that Christians share the gospel around the world. Despite the variety...
September 02, 2015
Contextualization via Decontextualizing the Bible
I had a number of concerns in mind when I wrote One Gospel for All...
August 26, 2015
Why the Abrahamic Covenant “Frames” the Gospel
Today, I want to better illustrate what it means to “frame” the gospel. This is...
August 19, 2015
Preaching a Covenantal Gospel
The biblical writers’ view of the gospel is shaped by God’s covenants announced to Israel...
August 12, 2015
The Gospel and “Covenantal Love”
The biblical concept of “covenant” should shape how we preach the gospel. I expect some...
August 05, 2015
John 3:16 is not the Gospel
A few years ago, an author asked me whether I would read the draft of...
July 29, 2015
Don’t Assume the Gospel
One Gospel for All Nations makes much more explicit the methodology that is implicit in...
July 22, 2015
Why “One Gospel”?
Over the coming weeks, I will introduce a number of thoughts and concerns that go...
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