Will I see you at ETS?

Will I see you at ETS? November 10, 2014

Next week, I leave to attend the annual conferences of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL).

ETSI will present a paper at ETS next Thursday at 8:30 AM (Pacific Salon Four) for anyone who is interested in coming. I was graciously invited to participate in the Asian/Asian-American Theology Consultation. My presentation is titled,

“How Christ Saves God’s Face…and Ours: A Soteriology of Honor and Shame”

Here is the abstract of the talk:

Honor and shame are critical aspects of a biblical soteriology. In order to demonstrate the point, this paper surveys three key doctrines—sin, atonement and justification by faith. Shame is a subjective and objective reality. It is both the consequence and defining feature of sin. Within the context of a collectivistic covenant relationship, Christ pays the honor-debt owed by those who give their loyalty to him. In so doing, Christ not only glorifies his people; more importantly, he saves God’s face.

I was specifically asked to present some of the key ideas from Saving God’s Face: A Chinese Contextualization of Salvation through Honor and Shame

If you plan to be at ETS, then I hope to see you next Thursday.

If you can’t be there, I would greatly appreciate your prayers. I will be offering an overview of how honor-shame should shape our view of the atonement and justification such that we may glorify Christ with our entire lives.

That’s a lot to do in a small amount of time.

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