Decolonizing Theology and Embracing Your True Christian Identity with Rei Lemuel Crizaldo

In this episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast, we interview Rei Lemuel Crizaldo, the leader of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance. We explore the impact of colonial history on Christian identity and the importance of reviewing cultural engagement in theology. Rei shares his personal journey, insights on contextualising faith, and practical steps for overcoming what he describes as ‘colonial captivity’.

Discover how to:

  • Understand  your cultural identity in light of your Christian faith.
  • Understand and address colonial influences on theology.
  • Communicate the gospel effectively within your cultural context.
  • Foster a global perspective on Christianity that respects and celebrates diversity.

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Guests in This Episode

P. Rei Lemuel Crizaldo

P. Rei Lemuel Crizaldo coordinates the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the theological education network of Tearfund UK in East and Southeast Asia. His recent academic publications include chapters written from a decolonial theology perspective in the following volumes: Missio Dei in a Digital Age (SCM Press, 2020), Theologies and Practices of Inclusion (SCM Press, 2021), God’s Heart for Children: Practical Theology from Global Perspectives (Langham, 2022), and Faith and Politics: Evangelical Political Theology (forthcoming Langham, 2023). His book Boring Ba Ang Bible Mo? (Is Your Bible Boring?) won the Filipino Reader’s Choice award.

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