Contextualize. Don’t Merely Evangelize.

As I waited for my plane, I was stumped by what I was looking at. If Chinese understood the English on the KFC sign, no one would want to eat there. It simply read, “finger lickin’ good.” (See the pict below) For anyone who knows Chinese culture, this slogan would be like Colgate advertising that [Read More…]

Interview with Christine Dillon (Part 2)

This the second half of my interview with Christine Dillon, a church planter in Taiwan with OMF International. We talk about storying in relation to honor-shame. Christine has written Telling the Gospel through Story: Evangelism that Keeps People Wanting More as well as 1-2-1 Discipleship. She has an excellent blog, which has been translated into [Read More…]

Two Advantages of Storying in Honor-Shame Cultures

Today’s post comes from guest blogger Christine Dillon, a church planter in Taiwan with OMF International. Christine has written Telling the Gospel through Story: Evangelism that Keeps People Wanting More as well as 1-2-1 Discipleship. She has an excellent blog, which has been translated into other languages including Mandarin. Jackson recently came to share on “honour [Read More…]

How Would Jesus Tell It? Crafting Stories for Honor-Shame Cultures

Want to craft a story from an honor-shame perspective?   Check out the January 2015 issue of Evangelical Missions Quarterly (EMQ). I’ve contributed an article entitled, “How Would Jesus Tell It? Crafting Stories from an Honor-Shame Perspective.” As I looked around, I found little to nothing on this specific topic. The article suggests five practical [Read More…]

The Logic of Biblical Application (Part 3)

Does it matter what method we use when trying to find the application of a biblical text? Yes, it does…. In this post, I explain why we cannot be casual as to how to think about and look for application. In Part One of the series, I suggested a more fully biblical meaning of “application” [Read More…]

Contextualizing Hudson Taylor (Part Two)

This post interacts with the second part of a blog series posted by Global China Center, entitled “Respecting Chinese Culture: The Example of Hudson Taylor.” Dr. G. Wright Doyle looks at how Hudson Taylor responded to the political circumstances that confronted him and his fellow CIM missionaries. In short, England had won victory in the [Read More…]