Contextualization of the Christmas story

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Greektim, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Greektim

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    I am adamantly opposed to contextualizing the gospel so people can fit it into their notions and etc. Example, if people don't know what a sheep is, don't change the animal to help them understand. Teach them what a sheep is...

    So here is a Christmas video that contextualizes the story of Jesus birth. But I don't think it is the same type of thing. What do you think?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucM42-VMYK0
     
  2. Tom Bryant

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    We used it last year at our Christmas Eve services to begin the service. I think it is pretty good way of rightly using contextualization.
     
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    I wasn't too bothered by the production other than the 2nd commandment violations. The message was good. I wouldn't call it hyper-contextualization.
     
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    I completely agree and like the way you said that. It was a proper use of contextualization. The message and facts stayed the same. Only the medium was updated. I thought it was excellent.
     
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    Unless I'm missing something, I agree.
     
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    Good one! I think I will go to the source and purchase it.
     

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