If we are to speak the Gospel into British culture we need to understand that culture. Like Paul in Acts 17, we need to observe what is going on around us and we need to speak into the issues that pre-occupy people. This isn’t dumbing down the gospel, it is actually far harder work than repeating the same message that we’ve always used.
I believe that the skills and experience of cross-cultural missionaries are crucial to the future of the church in the UK: the start of a blog series.
People are more complex than we think they are, and the Christian message is much richer than we give it credit for.
To be honest, I don’t know a better introduction to the practice of cross-cultural mission.