From Recognition to Reimagination
‘Going out to see and coming back to be’ – this was the informal theme of NUS Varsity Christian Fellowship’s (VCF) Annual Teach-In Camp (AnnTIC) which was held from 26–31 December 2018. AnnTIC is a time when NUS VCFers come together to delve deep into God’s Word through Inductive Bible Study (IBS) sessions, workshops, and theme talks. Below, two students share their main takeaway from AnnTIC.
Richer Faith For, Not in Spite of, Cultures
In our globalised world today, the degree of multicultural diversity we enjoy is immense. In school, we are taught by professors of different nationalities, interact with friends of different ethnicities, learn different foreign languages, and eat the food of many different traditions. We go through multicultural experiences on a scale and at a frequency like never before. In light of all these different cultural influences, how then has our view of God and the church been shaped? What exactly is the role of culture, or cultural exchange, within the Christian faith?