Culture, Values, and Worldview: Anthropology for Mission Practice

 

About the instructor:

Dr. Darrell Whiteman is a cultural anthropologist who served as a missionary for nine years in Central Africa and Melanesia before becoming Professor of Cultural Anthropology and later Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism at Asbury Theological Seminary for 21 years.  Most recently he served for nine years as Vice President and Resident Missiologist at The Mission Society in Atlanta, Georgia.  He served for 13 years as the editor of Missiology: An International Review and is the past president of the American Society of Missiology and the International Association for Mission Studies.  He recently retired from the board of the OMSC.

Session

 

SESSION 1: A look at four problems that cross-cultural witnesses encounter when they try to communicate the Gospel to people in other cultures

SESSION 2: An in-depth look at the concept of culture to understand better how culture shapes and influences who we are, our understanding of others, and our beliefs about God

SESSION 3: A look at a cluster of North American values that flow out of our culture and shape and influence who we are, our understanding of others, and our beliefs about God

SESSION 4: A look at a cluster of North American values (Continued)

SESSION 5: A discussion of what is a worldview, why it is so resistant to change, and how it can change

SESSION 6: Discussion of what is a worldview (Continued)

SESSION 7: Drawing on previous concepts of culture and worldview, a discussion of belief systems and the implications for effective cross-cultural  ministry