Church and Culture: An Exploration of Challenges and Opportunities for Contemporary Ecclesial Communities
Keywords:Church and Culture, Theology and Culture, Christianity and Culture, Worldviews
This article explores the complex relationship between the church and culture. It examines how Christian communities today might embrace cultural variety while retaining their theological beliefs through church-culture dialogue. It discusses how the church has related to the surrounding culture. The study suggests that Christian communities should critically reflect on their assumptions and principles to comprehend how their beliefs relate to modern culture. Also, Christian communities should be humble and open to learning from others to promote genuine dialogue and understanding. This paper concludes that church-culture engagement must continue with constant discussion, self-reflection, and critical engagement with cultural diversities. Contemporary Christian communities must respond to prevailing challenges such as pluralism, secularisation, technological change, moral concerns, and political issues.