Saving Us from Me: Cultivating Honor and Shame in a Collectivist Church

Today, I’m releasing my recent conference talk “Saving Us from Me: Cultivating Honor and Shame in a Collectivist Church.” The honor & shame conference at Wheaton was an amazing blessing. The various plenary talks and other resources will soon be released at Check out the conference tweets at #honorshame. For just the audio, click [Read More…]

Must Chinese elders have believing children?

What qualifies a person to be a pastor? Are you aware of a controversial translation in Titus 3 that influences how many Chinese church leaders think about this question? How we interpret the text has important implications (or consequences) for the church. I refer to Titus 1:6. I’ll quote the ESV in context followed by [Read More…]

Pastor Centered Chinese Churches

What image comes to mind when you think of a Chinese pastor? Meek and mild? Bold and tireless? Often, Chinese pastors are very daring in their evangelism; sadly, that boldness does not always serve them well when it comes to shepherding their churches. I’ve said before that one of the more critical needs in the [Read More…]

The Church is a Gospel Issue

Is the church fundamentally collection of individuals OR a single entity? Another way of asking the question is this: Does the Bible have a collectivistic or a individualistic perspective of the church? Check out the video above and let me know what you think. I did not want my accent in the video so I [Read More…]