Tomorrow will see the first in a series of guest posts on this blog. The series is called Cultural Perspectives and will be written by Christians who are living, or have lived, away from their native country. The posts will observe, encourage and challenge the expressions and experiences of Christianity in the country where the writer has lived as a foreigner.
It is my belief that we all live blinkered existences and this is no different for Christians, in fact the conviction of our beliefs can sometimes make us even more oblivious to the cultural waters we swim in. The point of the series is to explore some of the different cultural nuances that we take for granted in churches and Christian communities.
The writers are from a diverse background of nationality and Christian experience. It will be interesting to see how the series turns out and fascinating to see what can be learnt from the different pieces. Please do join in with comments and observations of your own. It would be great to stimulate some open and edifying discussion around culture in the church.
To follow the series as it progresses simply click ‘Guest’ in the category index on the right hand column, or click on ‘cultural perspectives’ once it appears in the tag cloud.