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Changing our gospel presentation methods to suit the postmodern context
The 1000-year-old Campanile di San Marco in Venice suddenly collapsed into a heap of rubble in 1902. Mercifully, there were no casualties apart from the caretaker’s cat. There followed a time of great debate – whether, or how, to replace this beautiful bell-tower. The view which gained acceptance was summed up in the campaign slogan Come ere, dove era – meaning “As it was, where it was”, pronounced ‘COM-aira, DOV-aira’ – and a near-identical replica (with better internal strengthening) was inaugurated in 1912.
Serving in Different Cultures
Our call to service is clear. But our service may look very different, depending on the cultural context of our service. Dave Livermore gives us a window through which we can peek outside of our cultural box and see how service looks in several different cultures.