February 23, 2021

How do honor and shame influence moral decisions and Christian character? This talk shows a significant and practical application of honor and shame. Read more

February 16, 2021

How does one begin to sort how honor and shame infuse Christian nationalism? We must first recognize the range of ways that honor and shame touch on various aspects of life. Identity involves belonging. And belonging entails any number of values that determine what we think worthy of praise or censure. Read more

February 9, 2021

When it comes to the question, “Is America a Christian nation?”, people often confuse America’s earliest inhabitants with the government itself. While the analogy isn’t perfect (after all, governments consist of people), a moment of pause will make the point clear. People are not equivalent to a system of government. Read more

February 2, 2021

Looking for videos that could supplement your training for ministry in honor-shame contexts? Thanks to Cru, you now have a new set of videos to choose from based on their tract Honor Restored. Read more

January 26, 2021

In this post, I show how the prophets relate shame and salvation in three distinct ways. Surprising to some, God intends for his people to experience shame after experiencing salvation. To understand my meaning, keep reading. Read more

January 19, 2021

How do the sitcoms and movies we watch affect our views about social position, social rank, and our motivations and fears about losing social status? Read more

January 12, 2021

The Imago Dei concerns both our bodies and our relationships with others, regardless of gender, so says Rachel Joy Welcher. In Talking Back to Purity Culture, she does a masterful job investigating all manner of purity culture. Read more

January 5, 2021

The following six categories signify six ways that theologians and missiologists talk about and do theology for a Chinese context. Although each has defining characteristics, this does not deny overlap and agreement between the approaches. Read more

December 29, 2020

In this post, I want to spotlight a fantastic specifically designed for English speakers who do cross-cultural ministry to Chinese speakers. It is a dictionary of Chinese vocabulary and prayers in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Read more

December 22, 2020

If you can’t read everything (and you can’t), then read book reviews instead. This is a great hack to get familiar with a wide range of resources. This most recent issue of Themelios has several worth noting. Here are some book reviews published in the Mission and Culture section. Read more

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