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Encountering Cultures Midterm
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Medearis presented the gospel to a group of Bible College students. He left out Jesus and they didn't notice. Explain why.
He did this to prove the point of how many people leave out Jesus in the gospel when really, He's the most important part
After a bad start to ministry what did Carl do when he went to prison to preach?
He simply spoke about Jesus; he jumped right in
From the Interfaith Dialogue: "in you religion how do you get to heaven?" what did Carl say?
He said that you get to heaven through Jesus
After the dialogue the Muslim cleric said, Carl you had an unfair advantage! What did he mean?
While everyone else was defending their religion, Carl only spoke about Jesus
MV: Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come
Why is Paul the poster boy of the western church?
Because he had a huge encounter with Jesus and spoke many sermons about Jesus
What was Paul most concerned about?
Jesus; Paul said that Jesus was of sole importance and the only one who matters
Give a suggestion of how we can do better at "speaking of Jesus"
Speak of Jesus like you know Him. Don't be passive when you discuss Him.
At the end of chapter 6 he tells a story of how David got a group of very non-religious people to read stories about Jesus. What did he do to get the group together and what questions did they ask?
He got a group together by calling it "What the Hell?" instead of a bible study and he asked questions like "who the hell is Jesus" and "what the hell did He do"?
Carl says we must stop playing the "our religion can beat up your religion game"! Then what does he say is the thesis of the book?
Be nice and talk about Jesus
MV: Romans 3:23
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard
MV: Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord
Who did Jesus prefer to spend time with? Explain why.
Give TWO examples of negative things people think of when they hear the word "Christian".
They think that it's too political and also that it associates with too much conversion.
So if we are not "Christians" who don't "evangelize", and we are not "missionaries", and we don't go "to church", then who are we and what do we do?
We are Jesus followers who simply tell others about Jesus.
How is the Eastern view of Jesus different than the Western view and briefly explain why.
Eastern= focused on Jesus' life
Western= focused on His death on the cross for us
MV: Romans 10:9
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved.
Anthropology is defined as the_______________.
Study of humans
Anthropology's hallmark research method based on direct experience in the culture is called____________ _______________.
To gain a more holistic portrait of cultural life researchers use more interpretive methods such as interviews and participant observation. What type of research is this?
Anthropology and Missiology came together to find ways for new converts in other cultures to become Christians while maintaining their cultural identity. This is referred to as?
The theory of Unilinear cultural evolution ended up supporting cultural superiority and _______________.
The total way of life of a group of people that is learned, adaptive, shared, and integrated is _____________.
The use of one's own culture to measure other cultures, putting one's own culture in the center is_________________.
The goal of improving human relationships by enhancing communication is called_______________.
The type of language formed when speakers of different languages combine their languages.
A status that a person chooses or becomes associated with due to behavior or skills is called ____________ status.
A cultural category describing how people are grouped according to their positions within the economy.
A category based on the sense of group affiliation derived from a distinct heritage or worldview as a people.
What was MLK's criticism of the white church's response to segregation laws in the 1960s?
He heard many ministers say that this was a social issue and that there is no real concern for it in the gospel.
Growing food primarily for consumption by one's own family is called ____________ _________________.
The social processes by which people give and receive goods is called ______________ systems.
A system of exchange in which people exchange their labor for money, which is exchanged for goods and services is called _____________ ______________.
The distribution, understanding and use of power in social groups is referred to as ____________.
When ideas or culture are used to dominate a society we refer to this as __________ power.
The chiefdom/kingdom style of government has given a way to a more contemporary form called the __________.
Explain the difference between coercive and persuasive power.
Coercive= using a force focused approach
Persuasive= focusing more on relationships
Kinship identity is more important in which society?
Band/Tribal societies where most people have the same social status.
A descent system in which kinship is understood to exist equally through both the mother's and the father's lines.
Cognatic bilateral descent
Why do some cultures encourage the marriage of cousins?
It keeps a clean bloodline and there isn't any evidence of harm or defects.
______________ is an amount of money or possessions given by the groom or his kin to the wife's kin before or at the wedding.
When a person uses spiritual power to intentionally harm others it Isi called ____________.
The idea that should or spirits exits not only in humans but also in plants, animals, and nature is ____________.
Which religion would not be an example of monotheism?
Marriage is an example of the rite of ___________.
________________ is the integration of local, regional and/or national production exchange and culture into a global system.
When western culture norms replace local culture we call this westernization; it is also sometimes referred to as __________________.
List one reason for colonialism
This country's approach to colonizing was to replace local culture forms with those of their country and to transform the people into "modern" and "rational" citizens.
List an example of resistance to colonial hegemony
Ghandi resisting to India
MV: Psalm 67:1-4
May God be gracious to us, bless us and shine his face upon us, so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. May the peoples be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth.
Where and with whom did God's great mission plan begin?
How many people in the world today are considered committed Christians?
The world population is approximately 6.7 billion. How many of these people have never heard the gospel message presented in a way they can understand and respond to?
Where do most of the unreached live?
Christianity is the largest religious group in the world. What is the second largest group?
How many people in the world identify themselves as Muslims?
What % of missionaries work among the unreached, which includes many of the Muslims and the 1040 window?
Where is Christianity growing most rapidly in the world right now?
Christendom is dying, but there is great interest in ________________ _____________.
According to Jesus, when will THE END come?
Those who have never had a chance to hear the gospel message presented in a way that make sense in their language and culture; Areas with a few Christians, but with NO indigenous churches that are capable of reproducing without outside assistance.
1040 Window (Where)
Stretching from west Africa to east Asia. Including North Africa, the Middle East, Southern Europe, and Asia.
1040 Window (Why) (at least 2)
1. Historical & Biblical significance--cradle of civilization
2. Least Evangelized countries--80% of the least evangelized people in the world live in these countries
3. Dominant world religions (Other that Christianity)
4. Large % of the World's Poor
5. Most unreached people groups and least evangelized megacities
Gen. 12:1-3 (message of the passage)
God is going to "restart" His mission plan with Abraham
Ex 19:5-6 (message of the passage)
Israel's Blessing: A Privilege and A Responsibility
Psalm 67:1-4 (message of the passage)
Salvation among all nations
Lk. 4:18 (message of the passage)
Set captives free both spiritually and physically
Matt. 24:14 (message of the passage)
When all nations hear the gospel, then the end will come
Acts 1:8 (message of the passage)
Power from the Holy Spirit to be witnesses
Rev 7:9-10 (message of the passage)
At Judgement Day every tribe, tongue, nation and language stand before the throne praising God
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