The Culture We Need

Contextualization and culture are terms that come up when talking about the church and evangelism. This article highlights three important things the church can learn from these terms. It then argues that what the church needs most is biblical culture cultivated by God’s Spirit. This culture is characterized by five things that are essential for reaching out.

Expositional Preaching – Contextualization

Preaching must be directed at a specific context. Preachers should be able to connect with their congregation and listeners. Helm emphasizes that contextualization in preaching is something different than trying to be “relevant.” This chapter address the problems that emerge when contextualization of the latter sort takes over the preacher when he is preparing his message.