April 20, 2021

Winsome Conviction opens with a provocative statement: “there are times when the best way to preserve Christian unity is by parting ways.” This requires an explanation. Read more

April 13, 2021

Without understanding how to disagree well, the church will never have unity, just mere conformity. Without civility amid differing convictions, the church need not worry about “the world” because it will become its own worst enemy. When it comes to ministry, we will struggle to find solutions to ongoing problems because we remain unteachable. Read more

April 6, 2021

When I first heard about Barr’s The Making of Biblical Womanhood, I wasn’t interested in reading it. I was so wrongheaded. This book is all about biblical interpretation. Read more

March 30, 2021

This week, I led a webinar with China Source where I explain distinctive features of Confucian shame and its appearance in Christian thinking. Read more

March 23, 2021

Te-li Lai says “In essence, the goal of Paul’s shaming refutation is Christic formation.” This claim raises several questions concerning the interconnection between honor, shame, and Christian character. Today, I simply offer a few practical applications stemming from what’s been said. Read more

March 15, 2021

After 30 years, I no longer belong to an SBC church. I worked with the International Mission Board for over a decade. But I left the IMB too. Here’s why. Read more

March 9, 2021

In order to apply and respond to shame or honor in constructive ways, we need to understand how honor and shame motivate us, especially our moral decisions. I’ll note 4 levels of motivation, not all of them having equal value. Read more

March 3, 2021

Here is the ChinaSource March Lecture: “Confucian Shame in Christian Thinking” (by Jackson Wu) Read more

March 2, 2021

Everyone wants to gain honor and avoid shame. Although honor and shame play such a significant role in our lives, we often misunderstand them. Here are four ways that we seek honor and recognition while also trying to avoid shame. Read more

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

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