In the three videos below, Francis and David talk about their interaction with followers of Christ in Korea. As with our own context, Korean Christians face hurdles to making disciples within their own church culture. Even still, there are encouraging signs among the church there. In the third video, Francis and David talk about their meeting with Korean megachurch pastors and the desire of these men to see their own congregations move away from a spectator mentality. Sound familiar?
One unexpected issue that arose during these interactions was adoption. Adoption is looked down upon in Korean culture, as identification with one’s biological bloodlines is extremely important. The issue of adoption comes up in both of the first two videos and it serves as a sad but helpful reminder of how easily we can accept unbiblical ways of thinking and acting based on cultural assumptions. We could list a number of such issues in our own culture. All of us need to be reminded that God’s Word is to set the agenda for what constitutes faithfulness to the Lord.