Miguel is at it again. In his post “Christian Missions, Making Disciples, and Cultural Contamination,” in light of his recent discussions with a scholar of African Indigenous Spiritual Technologies, he asks whether or not its appropriate for missionaries to change another culture.
Here is the crux of the question:
If we bring the good news of that Kingdom into a culture that does not have it, will forever have an effect. Ukumbwa asked, “why does the christian missionary initiative seek to popularize/generalize its own creation story above others? It is an honest and poignant question which every missionary should ask themselves. As best as I could respond on twitter, I said, “because Christians believe that Christ commands them so. It is a necessary component of the Christian faith.”
How would you respond? Read through his post and jump in the conversation. It has the potential of being a very good conversation, but only if you keep it going! I have posted my response there in the comments.