Global Gospel

An Introduction to Christianity on Five Continents

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Discussion Questions

  1. Briefly describe a cross-cultural experience you have had. What was awkward about that encounter? What did you learn? How (if at all) were you changed?

  2. Do you think Jesus ever felt awkward or uncomfortable when talking with people who were not Jews?

  3. Do you know any Christians who live in other countries? How is their expression of faith different from or similar to Christianity as you have experienced it in the United States?

  4. What do you think about the metaphor of seeing global Christianity as a large extended family of faith? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this metaphor? What other metaphors might better describe the contemporary diversity and interconnectedness of Christians around the world?

  5. What, from your perspective, is the strangest expression of Christianity you have ever seen? Have you ever felt like you have been the religiously strange person in the room?