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LIBERTY UNIVERSITYLIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DIVINITYBook Application: Christian Intercultural Communication Assignment onChristian Intercultural Communication: Sharing God’s Love with People ofOther Cultures By Dr. C. Tim Chang with Ashley E. ChangSubmitted to Dr. Matthew Chittumin partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion ofGLST 650 D02Intercultural CommunicationbyAnthony Q. Hackett Sr.November 20, 2021
ContentsCritical Review and Thesis..........................................................................................................1The Five Lessons..........................................................................................................................2Embrace The Culture Shock............................................................................................2Putting God First...............................................................................................................4Contextualization...............................................................................................................5Managing Conflict on the Mission Field..........................................................................7Leave Before It’s Too Late................................................................................................8Bibliography...............................................................................................................................11ii
1Critical Review and ThesisIn their book, “Christian Intercultural Communication: Sharing God’s Love with Peopleof Other Cultures,” Dr. Tim Chang, and his wife Ashley Chang explore several fascinatingnuances in intercultural communication. The thesis of this book is a reality check, for anyonewho would seek to share the message of God outside of their community, or in a cross-culturalsetting. Change thesis states, “One who would seek to communicate the Christian message cross-culturally would find the tools of faith and biblical models are therefore equipping andemulating.”1This book is insightful, uplifting, and very much encouraging, from not just aspiritual or ministerial aspect; this book was a very uplifting emotional read. For it reminded me,of some of the experiences I had to endure when I first took up the mantle of ministry. I wasreminded of the many mistakes, I made as a young minister, from being overwhelmed by myemotions, to being disappointed by the lack of support from the senior clergy appointed to me bymy pastor. Chang helped to explain, why remain faithful to my call, and the mission work that Iserved in. By revealing some of the struggles he endured, while seeking to share God and in themission field.What makes this book as good as it is, is because Dr. Chang shares aspects of himself andways that revealed strong spiritual transparency. In other words, Dr. Chang does not makehimself out to be the greatest missionary in the world, nor does he make himself sound or to beacknowledged as such. Instead, he reveals when he at times made mistakes, times when hequestioned, certain aspects of himself. He reveals lessons that he learned, that helped to makehim a better, and more dedicated missionary for Christ.1Dr. C. Tim. Chang. Ashley E. Chang.Christian Intercultural Communication: Sharing God’s Lovewith People of Other Cultures.(Dubuque; Liberty University online Bookshelf, Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2020)Pg.11.
2The Five LessonsThere are several lessons throughout this book, but I had to choose five they would haveto be, (1) Embrace Culture Shock, (2) Put God First, (3) Contextualization, (4) Manage ConflictOn the Mission Field, and the last lesson would be, “(5) Leave before It’s Too Late. All theselessons seek to better prepare and enlighten any missionary who seeks to share the gospel in

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