Contextualization: Let's Call the Whole Thing Love!
by Thabiti Anyabwile
"I believe this exhortation to love is at the heart of the conversations about contextualization or as you say, effective communication. Paul is concerned that the strong are not expressing love by potentially leading the weak brothers to go against their consciences by eating meat offered to idols. Love, Paul agues, should motivate them to forsake their rights for the purpose of building up the body. As it was, they were tearing it apart (1 Cor. 8)."