September 27, 2022

It’s official! Seeking God’s Face: Practical Reflection on Honor and Shame in Scripture is released today! I previously introduced the book and noted some of the endorsements. Last time, I posted an excerpt from it. Today, I will elaborate further concerning why we wrote the book and how it can prove useful to readers. First of all, it’s neither a typical academic nor a popular-level work. It’s a true hybrid. Reasons for Seeking God’s Face The book has 101 practical... Read more

September 21, 2022

In light of the coming political election, I think it’s worth reposting this. NOTE: If we rewrote the CT article, we’d probably make one adjustment to the chart. Rather than “equality,” we’d probably use the word “identity.” Today, Christianity Today was kind enough to publish an article I co-wrote with my good friend Jim Mullins, lead pastor at Redemption Tempe. Alongside Michael Goheen, he co-authored The Symphony of Mission, which I previously reviewed on this site. In this article, Jim... Read more

September 20, 2022

Today’s guest post comes from Kristin Caynor, Ph.D. student at Trinity College Bristol/University of Aberdeen, TCK from Thailand, and a global theological educator. For her full bio, see below. In the first post, we dealt with the concept of re-kin-ciliation and explained key ways that it is distinct from “reconciliation.” Then, in the second post, we looked specifically at how re-kin-ciliation deals with human evil. In this post, we’ll look at how responding to God’s calls for re-kin-ciliation heals our... Read more

September 13, 2022

Re-kin-ciliation affirms that no matter what we've suffered or done, our story doesn't begin with brokenness. It doesn't end there either. Read more

September 7, 2022

Over the next 3 weeks, each Sunday evening, I will lead a series of webinars that address a range of topics related to honor and shame. And they're all free! Read more

September 6, 2022

Today's post offers an excerpt adapted from Seeking God's Face. It reflects on the story of Uzzah touching the ark of the Lord. Read more

August 30, 2022

Our new book shows both the pervasive influence of honor and shame in Scripture and their practical implications. Coming soon! Read more

August 23, 2022

The biblical vision is not for generic "reconciliation" but re-kin-ciliation. Without it, we can't walk in good works as we're called to do. Read more

August 16, 2022

A former missionary sent me the following email asking for advice. With his permission, I have adjusted identifying details and posting it here so that we can crowdsource advice on his behalf. Read more

August 9, 2022

What's the meaning of the idiom "blood is thicker than water"? We’ve all heard this idiom, but are you sure you understand it? Read more


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