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Biblical Theology and Traditional Cultures

Aug. 3, 2011By: Darren CarlsonAuthor Bio

Wondering how some of our short-term teachers process trips after they have taken place?  You can read an recent blog post by Rusty Osborne, one of our team members to Kenya here.

His conclusion:

These Kenyan leaders needed to understand that as Christians, they cannot interpret the Old Testament text–however similar to their setting it may appear–without first understanding the progress of redemption that took place on the cross. Their identity is found in the post-resurrection church, not pre-incarnation Israel. The study of biblical theology is critical for any Christian context, but I have observed that in traditional cultures it is imperative. I am thankful for Training Leaders International for the opportunity to teach in Kenya, and for their commitment to disciple leaders and teach biblical theology all over the globe.

Darren Carlson is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International.  As President, Darren oversees the general direction of the ministry and serves as an advocate for pastors with little access to formal training and thoughtful cross-cultural theological engagement. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter

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