Students must discover biblical behaviours and practices. They must discuss and debate cultural practices as well as social and personal behaviour. Focus areas must be the new life in Christ, a visible testimony of transformation.
A Christian ethos, pathos and logic must be developed.
- The ethos as an appeal to ethics as a means to convince people of the character or credibility of the persuader.
- A pathos as an appeal to emotion, a way of convincing people by creating an emotional response.
- And a logos to appeal to people’s logic to persuade them by reason.
This must all be done with patience, understanding, communication and respect for non-homogeneous situations.
(Dr David Beakley, senior pastor of Christ’s Church in Polokwane, SA.)
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