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Matthew 28:18-20 says: “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.'”
In response to this call, Christian churches send missionaries to other cultures to spread the gospel, plant churches, and disciple people in those cultures. In this process, missionaries communicate important rituals and symbols of the Christian faith as well as learn about non-Judeo-Christian religious symbols from the cultures they are evangelizing. As a result, it’s important to understand the meaning of these religious symbols when conveying the gospel message and forming discipleship relationships.
For this assignment, you will research the symbols and rituals of a non-Judeo-Christian religious organization or culture.
Then, in 500-750 words, compare the symbols and rituals they use with those of mainstream Christianity. How are the two sets of symbols and rituals similar? What makes them different? How could someone apply this knowledge to accurately convey the gospel, aid missionaries in teaching other cultures to obey all that Christ has commanded, and avoid theological misunderstandings that may be expressed in that cultures symbols and rituals?
In addition to your textbook, you should use three to four reputable and authoritative sources.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency and professional standard:
BA in Communication
2.1: Interpret cultural symbols.
Read Chapters 18, 19, 20, and 22 in Effective Intercultural Communication: A Christian Perspective.
Read “Conversion to Christianity: The Colonization of the Mind?,” by Stanley, from International Review of Mission (2003).
Read “A Crucial Part of the Social and Cultural Fabric: Christianity and Chinua Achebe’s ‘In a Village Church,'” by Purcell, from The Explicator (2020).
Read “The Historical Influence of Christianity in Cultural Communication between China and the West,” by Bai, from Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education (2017).
Read “The Influence of Christianity on Lisu People’s Cultural Development,” by Liu, from Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (2019).
Read “The Battle for Our Culture: An Interview with Francis Schaeffer,” on pages 4 – 9, from New Wine Magazine (1982).
Read “How to Engage Culture Like Francis Schaeffer,” by Ashford, from Intersect Project (2015).
Watch “Arop,” from Wycliffe Bible Translators (2014).
Review the ” Wycliffe Bible Translators” website.