n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Begrip vir die lewenskonteks van mense as 'n vereiste vir pastorale begeleiding : research article

Volume 67, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
  • E-ISSN: 2304-8557



In this article the importance of the context in which contemporary peoplelive is discussed. Megatrends like internasionalism, the search for sense inlife, secularism, paradigm changes associated with postmodernism and theAfrican context are discussed. The South African context is also discussedregarding issues like transformation, the morality crisis, change in systemsof faith, pressure on families, violence and crime, withdrawal from publiclife, joblessness, poverty, a new culture of human rights and a need for awork ethic. The value of understanding the life context of people is discussedin order to guide them to serve Christ.

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