July 27, 2021

All cultures, including the US, care about honor or status. This post notes 4 ways people confuse reputation or social status with quality education. Read more

July 20, 2021

This post turns attention to the ways that CRT (and similar ideologies) employ toxic shame (under the name “white guilt”) in ways that are destructive to black, American, and Christian identity. Read more

July 13, 2021

This post considers the link between shame and Critical Race Theory (CRT), which, Shelby Steele suggests, re-enslaves blacks in the shackles of stigma. Read more

July 6, 2021

We need to ask the question, “What distinguishes good and bad shame?” But haven’t researchers, like Brene Brown, clearly proven that shame is destructive and detrimental? According to two researchers, Colin Leach and Atilla Cidam, the answer to that question is, “Yes but also no.” Read more

June 29, 2021

Few verses are as controversial as 1 Peter 3:7. Some people flatly ignore it, regarding it as plainly ridiculous. Here is what Peter writes: “You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.” (1 Peter 3:7, NASB) What exactly does he mean by calling women… Read more

June 22, 2021

This post explains how the Cave People, small tribe in Nepal, “came into existence” simply because God brought them honor in the eyes of the government.  Read more

June 15, 2021

Individualism is not individuality. It is an ideology. Such a worldview is not only irrational; it has devastating consequences. Read more

June 8, 2021

I recently gave a short presentation titled “Biblically Faithful and Culturally Meaningful Contextualization? Moving Beyond the Ethnohermeneutics Debate.” Read more

June 1, 2021

Here are unique features of shame, compared to guilt, that are both interesting and important. This is part 2 in a series distinguishing guilt and shame. Read more

May 25, 2021

People always ask, “What’s the difference between guilt and shame?” It seems that I’ve never dedicated an entire post to this question. So, here goes. Read more

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