We live in an increasingly fractured world, and only now does the church seem to realize that the era of public discourse around a common set of assumptions is over.
In his new book, Preaching with Cultural Intelligence: Understanding the People Who Hear Our Sermons, Matthew Kim, associate professor of preaching and ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, wants to help pastors preach in this context.
Assess the Argument
In the first part, Kim explains cultural quotient theory, and he offers a four-stage process that addresses preaching to cultural variables within our contexts. He concludes with an excellent overview of how preachers exegete themselves. Part two contains a call to assess a culture’s beliefs, rituals, idols, dreams, god, and experiences (B.R.I.D.G.E.). It’s excellent.
So far so good. But Kim’s…