World Cup as Culture

This is what I miss – the passion!

“The World Cup is a very important cultural event, a party and has a great educational interest,” said Alberto Sileoni, the country’s minister of education.

“Watching a match at school takes up two hours of class time. But if students stay at home that’s six hours at least.”

The justification for watching World Cup soccer: 

school and college students in Argentina could be allowed to watch World Cup matches live while in the classroom in a measure aimed at cutting out truancy.

Surely, every student’s kind of Education Minister? – See Today’s lesson in Argentina? Watching the World Cup.

Understanding our cultural context is a key to engaging our culture with the Good News of God’s love in Jesus Christ. This makes for effective mission. See What is Contextualisation?

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