Saturday, June 11, 2005

3) Engaging Culture

How do we equip children to engage the culture around them in the way of Jesus?

  • biblical family/faith community enculturation
  • encountering and engaging the other cultures around them (when? where? how?)
  • distinguishing and respecting cultural differences
  • attitudes
  • words, vocabulary, meanings
  • talking about ideas (What’s the message? What’s God’s message? How to live it? How to deliver it? )
  • creative alternatives
  • talking about artwork or commercials
  • talk about stories (movies, tv shows, books)
  • supervised community involvement (faith community and outside community)
  • some cultural elements will help illuminate the nature of God, the Gospel, the scriptures
  • some cultural elements deny it
  • families participating together in the outside community
  • parents sharing ideas and resources
  • parents using each other as resources

more thoughts?

(c) 2005 Margie Hillenbrand

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