covrGraham Hill in Global Church (IVP, 2016, 33) quotes Kosuke Koyama,

“Contextualization of theology implies two critical movements. First, to articulate Jesus Christ in culturally appropriate, communicatively apt words; and second, to criticize, reform, dethrone, or oppose culture if it is found to be against what the name of Jesus Christ stands for.”(Water Buffalo Theology, 1999, xiii-xv)

“Al Tizone examines postcolonialism in the Philippines. He says that it can teach the global church a lot about healthy local-global conversations. Filipiono contextual theology resists many Western forms of mission and theology. It finds them patronizing and controlling. This indigenous theology values prophetic sociopolitical engagement in institutions and the society at large. It emphasizes ministry to whole persons and communities. It constructs a Filipino theology of beauty and mission and worship and community. And it fosters indigenous theological approaches to the spirit world and cosmology.” Hill, 36

“Orlando Costas says that we must root our contextualization and contextual mission in Scripture and in the incarnation. Scripture, after all, is contextual…” (Hill, 49) Costas writes, “The incarnation turns theology proper and anthropology into a Christological issue. It also makes contextualization an inevitable and indispensable process for a proper understanding and communication of the Christian faith.” (Christ Outside the Gate, 1982, 12).

“We must contextualize offshore models and theologies of church and mission if we are going to be faithful to the gospel. We also need to catalyze first-level, homegrown theology and approaches to mission and church. To do this well, we had best examine Scriptures, traditions and cultures.” Hill, 49

This is as far as I read last night and this section looks particularly interesting. I’ll try to make a second post from the book on the weekend. For now, the majority of the TOC —

Part I: Salt: Reshaping Our Conversations
2. Glocalizing Conversations

Part II: Light: Renewing Our Mission
3. Contextualizing Mission
4. Liberating People
5. Showing Hospitality
6. Embracing the Spirit
7. Caring for Creation
8. Living Ethically
9. Transforming Neighborhoods

Part III: City: Revitalizing Our Churches
10. Indigenizing Faith
11. Devouring Scripture
12. Renewing Education
13. Practicing Servantship
14. Recovering Community
15. Developing Spirituality and Discipleship
16. GlobalChurch: Embracing a New Narrative

See also GlobalChurchProject