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

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




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