publications

BOOKS

Saving God’s Face: A Chinese Contextualization of Salvation through Honor and Shame. Pasadena, Calif.: WCIUP, 2013.

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For the Chinese version (挽回神的脸), click here.

One Gospel for All Nations: A Practical Approach to Biblical Contextualization. Pasadena, Calif.: William Carey Library, 2015.

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Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul’s Message and Mission. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP. Forthcoming.

ARTICLES

Ecclesiology

Authority in a Collectivistic Church: Identifying Crucial Concerns for a Chinese Ecclesiology.Global Missiology 1, no. 9 (October 2011).

Contextualization

We Compromise the Gospel When We Settle For Truth––How “Right” Interpretations Lead to “Wrong” ContextualizationGlobal Missiology, Vol 2, No. 10 (Jan 2013).

Contextualizing the One Gospel in Any Culture: A Model from the Biblical Text for a Global Context.Global Missiology, Vol 3, No. 10 (April 2013).

Biblical Theology from a Chinese Perspective: Interpreting Scripture through the Lens of Honor and Shame.Global Missiology, Vol 4, No. 10 (July 2013).

The Gospel with Chinese Characteristics: A Concrete Example of Cultural Contextualization.” Global Missiology, Vol 1, No. 11 (Oct 2013).

“The Doctrine of Scripture and Biblical Contextualization” in Biblical Theology and World Missions. Edited by Scott Callaham and Will Brooks. Wipf & Stock, 2018.

Romans

Paul Writes to the Greek First and also to the Jew––The Missiological Significance of Understanding Paul’s Purpose in Romans.” The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Vol 56, no. 4 (Dec 2013).

“Why is God Justified in Romans?: Vindicating Paul’s Use of Psalm 51:4 in Romans 3:4.”  Forthcoming 2018.

Honor & Shame

How Jesus Saves God’s Face…and Ours: A Soteriology of Honor and Shame.” Missiology, Vol 44, no. 4 (Oct 2016).

“The Church Has Lost ‘Face’: Examining Our Blind Spot about Honor and Shame.” Mission Frontiers. Jan-Feb 2015.

Theological Education in Honor-Shame Cultures: Why Worldview Matters for Oral Learners.” Orality Journal. September 2014.

“Rewriting the Gospel for Oral Cultures: Why Honor-Shame are Essential to the Gospel Story” in Beyond Literate Western Contexts: Honor & Shame and the Assessment of Orality Preference. Samuel Chiang and Grant Lovejoy, eds. ION and Capstone Enterprises, Hong Kong. April 2015.

Orality

“How Would Jesus Tell It?: Crafting Stories for Honor-Shame Cultures.” EMQ, Jan 2015.

Response to “Has the Use of Orality Been Taken Too Far?.” EMQ, April 2016.

“How Does God Craft His Story? Applying Biblical Theology in Oral Cultures” in Biblical Theology and World Missions. Edited by Scott Callaham and Will Brooks. Wipf & Stock, 2018.

Missiology (General)

The Influence of Culture on the Evolution of Mission Methods: Using CPMs as a Case Study.” Global Missiology.Vol 1, No. 12 (Oct 2014).

There are No Church Planting Movements in the Bible: Why Biblical Exegesis and Missiological Methods Cannot Be Separated.” Global Missiology. Vol 1, No. 12 (Oct 2014).

Does the “Plan of Salvation” Make Disciples?: Why Honor and Shame are Essential for Christian Ministry.” Asian Missions Advance. (January 2016).

If We Say Chinese Have No Sin, We Deceive Ourselves: A Rejoinder to Hsu’s Contextualising ‘Sin’ in Chinese Culture.” Studies in World Christianity Issue 23:1 (April 2017).

Other

“What is ‘Chinese’ Theology: Honor and Shame in Chinese Spirituality” in Chinese Spirituality. Forthcoming 2018.

Dictionary Entries

Honor and Shame in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South. Edited by Mark Lamport. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (forthcoming 2018).

Fear and Power in Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South. Edited by Mark Lamport. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (forthcoming 2018).

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible” by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien. EMQ, Vol 29, no. 2 (July 2013), 372–76.

“First the Kingdom of God: Global Voices on Global Mission.” Edited by Daniel K. Darko and Beth Snodderly. Themelios. Vol 39, no. 2 (July 2014), 394–95.

Grassroots Asian Theology: Thinking the Faith from the Ground Up” by Simon Chan. Themelios, Vol. 39, no. 3 (Dec 2014), 613–15.

“The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2–3 and the Human Origins Debate” by John Walton. Missiology 43:2 (April 2015): 230–31.

Review of BibleWorks 9. Global Missiology. July 2015.

“Becoming Native to Win the Natives: Cross-Culturally Becoming All Things to All Men” by Tabor Laughlin. Journal of Global Christianity 3:1. Feb 2017.

“Glory in Romans and the Unified Purpose of God in Redemptive History” by Donald Berry. Themelios, Vol. 41, no. 3 (Dec 2016).

“Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures: Biblical Foundations and Practical Essentials” by Jayson Georges and Mark Baker. Themelios, Vol. 41, no. 3 (Dec 2016).

“Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures: Biblical Foundations and Practical Essentials” John Nugent. Themelios. August 2017.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

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