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August 23, 2017
A Practical Approach to Biblical Contextualization (Session 4 Training Video)
Here is SESSION FOUR of 4 training videos I've released over the summer. This final...
August 02, 2017
How does the Bible explain the gospel? (Session 3 Training Video)
There is one gospel yet many ways to present this message. Accordingly, in addition to...
July 11, 2017
How does the Bible contextualize the gospel? (Session 2 Training Video)
Here is SESSION TWO of 4 training videos I will release this summer. Below, you'll find...
June 14, 2017
Reinterpreting Contextualization (Session 1 Training Video)
In the coming weeks, I will release 4 full length training videos. The audio comes...
June 01, 2017
True but Confusing Advice for Missionaries
Mack Stiles’ recent post on The Gospel Coalition causes unnecessary confusion. Why? It offers advice...
February 15, 2017
Contextualize. Don’t Merely Theologize.
I was a math major. But it was my college soccer class that made me...
March 26, 2015
Why is Sin Considered a "Debt"?
Sin is debt. That’s how the Bible describes it. Why? I’ve given a lot of...
March 17, 2015
Reply to Doug Coleman (Part 2) — Defining "Dishonor"
In a previous post, I responded to Doug Coleman’s question about the meaning of sin,...
March 11, 2015
The Genesis of Contextualization
It is very possible that we do not honor biblical authority precisely by forcing an...
July 08, 2014
Five More Ideas for Crafting Stories among UPGs
In a previous post, I suggested 10 ideas for crafting stories among unreached people groups...
July 03, 2014
10 Ideas for Crafting the Biblical Story among UPGs
Storytelling often is a key component of ministry among many Unreached People Groups (UPGs). Various...
March 11, 2014
Changing the Gospel or Just Our Perspective?
Does contextualization mean "changing" the gospel? That is exactly what one missions leader seemed to...
November 14, 2013
Jesus Preached a Chinese Gospel
My previous post, examined the story of the rich, younger ruler (Mark 10:17–30). I suggested...
November 06, 2013
What if the rich, young ruler had been Chinese…?
Western Christians make a big deal of the rich young ruler story (Matt. 19:16–29; Mark...
October 24, 2013
A Chinese Perspective on Justification
How would I outline a Chinese perspective of justification? I could write a book on...
September 12, 2013
Doing Biblical Theology from Outside the Box
Ideally, we can share the biblical story orally and visually. In other words, what people...
September 03, 2013
Why Israel? Recovering the Bible's Forgotten Middle
This post depicts Israel within the biblical story. The summary follows the picture below. God...
August 29, 2013
How Do We Do “Theology from a Box”?
Today, I begin to explain step by step how to tell the whole story of...
August 27, 2013
Keeping the Biblical Story Coherent and Balanced
If you would like to download the graph above, click here (a bigger picture) or...
August 08, 2013
A Theological Version of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell"
When people are not against something but not necessarily "for" it, what do they do?...
July 04, 2013
Biblical Theology from a Chinese Perspective
Check out my most recent article "Biblical Theology from a Chinese Perspective--Interpreting Scripture through the...
June 27, 2013
"There is no fairness if you do not let us cheat" — Chinese parents
This is one of the most telling articles you may ever read about Chinese culture.Here...
June 12, 2013
Does Christ Satisfy God’s Honor or His Justice?
Of making many atonement theories, there is no end. It can be a real headache...
June 05, 2013
"What Does It Mean to Contextualize the Gospel?" by Werner Mischke
Check out Werner Mischke's post "What does it mean to contextualize the gospel?"
May 27, 2013
Preaching the Gospel to the Tiger Mom
How would you preach the gospel to someone like a “Tiger Mom”? Amy Chua, who...
May 15, 2013
Missiology or Theology? Crossing Academic Cultures for the Sake of the Nations
In order to reach the nations, we will have to cross cultures academically. What God...
May 08, 2013
The Personal History behind "Saving God's Face"
What is the personal history behind my book, Saving God's Face? Why did I write...
April 09, 2013
Taking the Context out of the Bible?
Taking the Context out of the Bible? We've all heard taking a passage out of...
February 14, 2013
The New Covenant in a Chinese Context (Part 3): Defined by Ethnicity?
In the previous posts, we saw that the new covenant has a collectivist dimension and...
February 01, 2013
Reply to Questions about Compromising the Gospel by Settling for Truth
This is second post where I answer a reader's questions about my latest article, "We...
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