Living out our faith requires decisions on a daily basis. It is easy to assume that all Christians make decisions in the same way - after all, we are all people made in the image of God and redeemed by Christ, right?
However, the reality is that every decision we make - and how we make every decision - is influenced by culture. This includes why people make the decisions they do, how they prefer to make decisions, and even whether making decisions is seen as positive or negative. While there is a number of other factors that influence our decisions, our specific focus will be on how we might better understand the ways culture influences the decisions we and others make.
To explore this, we will examine several cultural paradigms that play a role in the decision-making process and how they influence people in both conscious and unconscious ways.