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#41 | Are There Different Christianities In The World? Pt. 1 | Craig Ott
5th March 2021 • Apollos Watered • Travis Michael Fleming
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Is there a color or culture to Christianity? Is there a black Christianity? Is there a white one? How about Latinos? Asian? American? Are there different kinds of Christianities in the world? Why is it that certain cultures express their faith in Christ in different ways? Why is it that racism seems to be such a dividing factor in the church today? Listen to Travis & Craig Ott talk about whether or not there are different kinds of Christianities and if there is really a pure Gospel that can be stripped down of everything the culture that it comes from.

Craig is the editor or co-editor of Against the Tide: Mission Amidst the Global Currents of Secularization (Evangelical Missiological Society Series Book 27) (William Carey, 2019), Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity (Baker Academic, 2006), The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation (Baker Academic, 2016), Missionary Methods: Research, Reflections, and Realities (Evangelical Missiological Society Series Book 21) (William Carey, 2013).

Craig is the author of Teaching and Learning Across Cultures: A Guide to Theory and Practice (Baker Academic, 2021), The Church on Mission: A Biblical Vision for Transformation Among All People (Baker Academic, 2019), co-author of Encountering Theology of Mission (Encountering Mission): Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues (Baker Academic, 2010), and Global Church Planting: Biblical Principles and Best Practices for Multiplication (Baker, 2010).

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