April 1, 2020

How is fame different to honor? This post explores how fame culture has evolved over time, particularly how it has changed our relationship with shame under the influence of social media. Read more

March 30, 2020

Our current circumstances resemble the experience of living cross-culturally. So, this post suggests 7 ways to use the coronavirus quarantine for missions training. Even if you don’t cross cultures, you can increase your empathy and be equipped to maintain a more missional lifestyle. Read more

March 25, 2020

Who said Westerners didn’t understand how shame can be harnessed for good? The BBC’s recent article asks the question, “How to go for a walk safely, without getting shamed.” Read more

March 23, 2020

What can we do while locked up in my home? This post suggests 6 ways you can make an impact on the world while social distancing. To make it more memorable, I’ve used the acronym “SOCIAL”. Read more

March 18, 2020

People often equate the gospel and justification by faith. They claim the gospel is a message about how individuals get saved. However, they are not equivalent. Justification by faith is an implication of the gospel. This post highlights six interconnected ideas that reemphasize the importance of honor-shame themes. Read more

March 17, 2020

The United States has long served as a patron to smaller countries. China is in the midst of a campaign to garner its own set of “clients.” Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we see modern day patronage playing out at a global level. I’ll highlight two examples in this post. Read more

March 13, 2020

Honor and shame dynamics affect every aspect of social life. This includes the current coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic. How so? Read more

March 11, 2020

Here’s an article worth talking about around the coffee machine. The following introduces an article called “Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from.” Read more

March 5, 2020

A few years back, I began a series on Twitter using the hashtag #honortheology. It attempted to explain various doctrines using honor-shame language in a concise Twitter-friendly way. Since then, many people have added comments and articles to the hashtag. This post reviews some of those tweets and invites you to propose some of your own. If you are on Twitter, check it out. You can also find me at @jacksonwu4china. Learning from #honortheology Monotheism-The 1Creator-King deserves all honor, revealed… Read more

March 3, 2020

The upcoming 2020 honor-shame conference will feature an array of extraordinary women from diverse backgrounds. Many of them are authors. Some are theologians and missiologists. All draw from valuable practical experience. This post highlights a few speakers and workshop presenters you will meet at the conference. Read more

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