2020 Luzbetak Lecture
09 Oct 2020
Racism Awareness in Mission: Touchstone or Cultural Blindspot presented by Dr. Kirsteen Kim, Fuller Theological Seminary

In his history of the World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910, Brian Stanley suggests that contemporary use of “culture” in mission may be vulnerable to the same critique as the use of “race” in the colonial missions. On the other hand, sensitivity to culture and context in postcolonial and postmodern missiology has encouraged diversity, interculturality, and movements for greater equity. Drawing from contemporary missiology and critical race theory, this paper will ask whether attention to “culture” and “context” has mitigated racism in mission or tended to obscure it.