In this article from Steve Camp’s blog, he talk about the evils of contextualizing the gospel. I am not going to re-hash the argument that has been made here over and over about contextualizing the gospel. However, I found it ironic that Camp used this image of Christ in his article. Any ideas where it’s from? You guessed it… Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, in which he contextualizes the gospel for film, to present to a theater audience. I guess it’s ok to contextualize the gospel, as long as it is your style…. tear drop from God, and all.
P.S. — I loved this line from the blog… “In the name of connecting with “the culture” they want their people to know they have … learned the lyrics to countless tracks of gangsta rap” You know… all of us crizzzazy emergizzle pastors learning the gangsta rap… raise the roof, fo shizzle.