Given the global reality of world Christianity today, in addition to traditional theological questions, a long list of issues could be included in an agenda for the globalizing of theology. Particularly, evangelicals must overcome a tendency to focus merely on local concerns and personal piety, on the one hand, and grand theological abstractions, on the other. As M. Daniel Carroll R. and others have reminded us, they must expand their theological horizon to include a global perspective on pressing theological and practical questions. Here are just a few:
The agenda for global theologizing will continue to evolve as new issues arise and discussions proceed. Various international writing projects, consultations, working groups, and forums have already been at work on many of these issues. We can continue to anticipate creative and challenging answers if we have the will to pursue more intentionally such dialogue and to make it happen.
Craig Ott, “Conclusion: Globalizing Theology,” in Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006), 327–329.