This video is a perfect example of contextualization.
Contextualization involves interpretation, communication, and application. This video is all about communication (with plenty of interpretive elements thrown in).
Imagine how much effort it took for this comedian to learn Shakespearean English. He really had to internalize the expressions and their meanings. Cognitively, if not affectedly, he had to cross historical cultures.
How often do we criticize other ideas, cultures and attempted contextualizations simply because we don’t understand the biblical story from another perspective than the one to which we are accustomed?
- Assuming to know what the fox says (www.patheos.com/blogs/jacksonwu)