the Bible is (somewhat) culturally conditioned
Tim Keller (and others) get interviewed as a part of the promo machinery for the 2006 Desiring God national conference. Video below is Keller addressing how the Bible and culture interplay, an under-played issue in most churches. [ht: emergesque; I posted my favorites to youtube with permission; also see Keller on Scripture as Foundation]
Regular readers here know I’m keenly interested in Asian American church issues, but I’m not exclusively limited to that. (I’m not all that comfortable in thinking of myself as a typical Asian American Christian anyways, and so I’m graciously declining the tag from Enoch to add to the APA parenting meme.) I want to see more church leaders engage on the critical concerns of how Christian faith and cultures interplay, particularly in a multicultural global context. So much of our theology has been handed down to us through a Eurocentric Western cultural lens that this confines our spirituality to a moralistic and ritualistic Christianity, instead of a vibrant faith that propels us missionally, culturally astute, and intentional on ethnic identity formation, among other things.