Cultural Exegesis

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, pastor David McDonald shares his process for  discovering cultural values and connecting them to the gospel. David McDonald is Lead Pastor at Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, Michigan and the author of several books including Seasons of Christian Spirituality, Down to Earth, and Shadowing God.  


Which of David’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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David discovers cultural symbols, identifies their value, re-tells the story, and shares how Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of that value. Consider his process and folk music example to help identify symbols and values in your church and community. 


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