Tag Archives: contextualization

More Anthropology for the Real World

It’s great when the rubber meets the road, when theory aids understanding of reality.  Applied anthropology aims for just such an application – how can anthropology help solve real world problems?  I’m in the field of higher education and readily … Continue reading

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Understanding Rituals for Missional Purpose

Western Christians tend to be afraid of rituals, even anti-ritual.  Rituals often bring to mind images of idolatry and magic, head hunting and cannibalism.  In reality, people use rituals continually.  Every culture has a ritualistic script for greeting one another, … Continue reading

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