In the last blog, I raised the question of how to deal with practices that mix Christian with non-Christian elements. This mixing is called syncretism.
One of the first things I do, when decorating my home for Christmas, is put out the nativity set. Last week as I began unwrapping the china figures it came to me that this small tableau is rich in mission symbolism. A gift to our family one Christmas many years ago, the beautifully molded and painted figures represent well the varied diversity of our world—the rich kings and the poor shepherds, the young Mary and older Joseph, a heavily loaded camel and a lamb resting on the shepherd boy’s shoulders…
Featured Theme Pages
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