Contextualization, within evangelical Christianity, is communicating the gospel using methods and terms appropriate to a given audience. It represents the understanding that although the gospel message is abiding and universal, the cultural contexts in which God revealed it and in which it is delivered are distinct and different.



  • Kevin Vanhoozer, Charles A. Anderson, and Michael J. Sleasman, eds. Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.