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In this episode Justin and Stephen review the history of the culture concept and how evolutionary interpretations of cultures eventually were replaced by more helpful values-based approaches to intercultural relations. They also reflect on the importance of recognizing good faith actors when their are different interpretations of text or events. Justin asks about the relevance of Stephen's study for missiology.
The hosts also talk about the struggles of being present for their kids while balancing important tasks, homesickness (Heimweh), and perceptions about the US church from a distance. Tune in to join the conversation!
[00:04:16] "New exhibit showcases breathtakingly bright artwork"
[00:05:28] "Homesickness After 20 Months Abroad"
[00:12:34] "Refreshing Encounter with US Ministry Leaders Abroad"
[00:16:44] Parenting and Master's program regrets
[00:23:03] "The relatively recent and messy concept of culture"
[00:24:27] "The flawed idea of cultural evolution"
[00:26:33] The Evolution of Culture: From Race to Values
[00:31:27] "Revamping Literature Review: Conference Insights & Resources"
[00:39:49] "Recognizing Good Faith Interpretations: Importance and Benefits"
[00:41:34] "Assuming Best Intent: The Key to Intercultural Relations"
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