Author Interview: Jayson Georges

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Ministering in Patronage Cultures: Biblical Models and Missional Implications

Jayson Georges

Summary

Patronage is a central part of global cultures and the biblical story of God’s mission. Misunderstanding patronage creates problems not only for Westerners ministering in other cultures, but also for contemporary people reading the Bible.

To ignore the concepts of patronage in biblical cultures, we misinterpret God’s relationship with Israel and miss some of the meaning in Jesus’ parables and Paul’s letters. With sections on cultural issues, biblical models, theological concepts, and missional implications, this resource serves mission practitioners well.


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