Developing Curiosity for the Culture Around Us

Developing Curiosity

"We as Pittsburgh Anglicans (or Nashville Anglicans, or wherever you are) have Christian foreign perspectives that are quite different from the culture around us. What we need to do to become good missionaries is to develop the kind of curiosity that missionaries have for the culture they're going to.... Understanding others who are not of our own mindset helps us to understand how the gospel intersects with that reality. Jesus is indeed the hope of the nations. Jesus is the answer to everybody's deepest longings. But sometimes we don't understand what those longings are. We don't understand how the gospel speaks into people's realities—that's why we need to develop curiosity." 

In this week's message, Bishop Alex explains how curiosity can be one of our most valuable tools for mission and evangelism and how our own neighborhoods can be a foreign mission field.