** Many links to Chinese language resources use Dropbox. If you need links that are consistently available in the Mainland, click here.
Chinese translation of Saving God’s Face:
1. The Creator King (online presentation)
2. The Promises of God (online presentation)
2. Interpretation Bookmark (Chinese only)
For explanations, PDFs, and Excel templates of contextualization maps, click here.
I’ve adapted the idea of “message maps” to create “contextualization maps.” We need to think about various factors that shape contextualization. These include cultural, historical and biblical contexts.
Therefore, a contextualization map is not a formula. Rather, it provides a flexible framework to guide our thinking.
This simple tool helps in two ways. First, we contextualize our message for the sake of our listener. Second, it helps us plan ahead so that we can make the most of the brief time we have with others.
This packet trains people in biblical theology. It is designed to help people teach people the grand biblical narrative in a way that is both comprehensive and balanced while taking serious key themes from Eastern cultures. The model can be used by new and older believers, irrespective of education level. For a less detailed Chinese version of the packet, click here.
For the “Theology from a Box” blog series, click here.
These videos explore a practical approach to contextualizing the gospel in a way that is biblically faithful and culturally meaningful. They propose a firm but flexible model of contextualization that is rooted in biblical theology and useful for doing ministry in any cultural context. Accordingly, we are able to together theology and missiology so that the Bible shape both our message and our methods.
The link above includes video, audio and study guides for each session.
This packet is an orientation to contextualization, specifically designed for short-term workers. Long-term workers can use this packet to train national partners, team members as well as short-term volunteer teams. The packet also contains a short bibliography for those looking for introductions to various topics.