Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Real Festival Of Lights

And no I'm not talking about the Christmas thing they do at Merriwether Post - for those of you that live in Howard County...

Similar to 'redemptive analogy', another missions term is 'dynamic equivalence.' Richard Lewis has a good post about the Indian festival Diwali [many Indians have difficulty with the letter “w” so it is often pronounced Divali] [you did know that was today right?] and the idea of dynamic equivalence in a given culture. Also notice the epic story that the festival is based on.

Some of my Indian friends have told me that Diwali is bigger than Christmas and New Years combined. So go wish some of your friends Happy Diwali today!

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