A Better Gospel for Chinese People and Asian Cultures
Have you noticed there are 4 Gospels about Jesus Christ in the Bible, the Christian Scriptures? Why wasn’t one more than enough?
One reason it’s so valuable to have these multiple presentations of the life of Christ is to make it more understandable and meaningful to particular people in specific cultures: Matthew for the Jews. Mark for the Romans. Luke for the Greeks. John for all humanity, the cosmopolitan & multicultural. The more scalable & easier-reproduced “one size fits all” Gospel presentation apparently doesn’t reach everyone.
Could the Christian Gospel be presented in a more meaningful way to the Chinese mindset and the Asian cultures influenced by Chinese culture? This 5-minute video titled Back to God’s Village (from honorshame.com) illustrates how the Good News could be better contextualized to touch the hearts and souls of Chinese people.
I had only recently come across anything like this in all these years of swimming in the world of Christianity. Before I share my personal reflections, I want to hear from you – what do you think?