Let me play my cards up front with you, there are a host of 'intelligence' quotients today. I have read books in the past year that deal with our relational intelligence, our right brain, left brain, and our central intelligence (agency that is), but I do believe that one of the more pressing concerns in our globalizing world is whether or not we are culturally intelligent. For some people, being culturally intelligent will be based more on information than experience. Others of you will have traveled widely and therefore, you will have your own perspective. All of us need to understand that neither our culture nor our view of culture is necessarily at the center of anything (other than our own minds).
Author and Scholar David Livermore introduces his book on the subject in this short clip. It's worth a preview just to whet your appetite for the discussion.
For what it's worth, after watching the video, you may want to jot a few notes down in the coming weeks concerning your church, your choice of news source, and your own reading of theology. In short, do these three arenas reflect a cultural broadening or narrowing on your part?