Comfortable with Culture

Issue #39

Editorial

What comes to mind when we think of culture? Music, drama, art? Culture is these things and so much more. In this issue we explore not only what culture is, but also its importance to being an effective missionary. We bring you examples of how to be culturally appropriate when sharing the gospel. With migrants coming to Australia from people groups that are unreached and often hard to reach ‘over there’, we have wonderful opportunities here to talk to them about Jesus. Let’s take time to find out how to do this in a culturally sensitive way.

Denise Rhodes, editor.

What is culture

Culture has been likened to an iceberg with some of it visible, above the surface, but much of it invisible, below the surface.

Articles in this issue

What is culture?

Culture has been likened to an iceberg with some of it visible, above the…

It's more than eating with chopsticks

When we think of culture it is helpful to divide the topic as follows.

Grappling with culture

Lynne’s unreached people group, hidden away in Asia, needed to know about the…

Ten days in East Asia

In late 2017 five of us from St Matthews Anglican Church in Shenton Park,…

Why say yes when you mean no

Understanding culture is vital in developing relationships and communicating…