April 15, 2020

For many people, the Christian life is about how to grin and bear it? But what does the phrase mean? And is this always sound advice? Read more

April 14, 2020

I might have found my new favorite honor-shame book. The title of Te-Li Lau’s new book is Defending Shame: The Formative Power in Paul’s Letter. However, he does far more than defend shame as a topic worthy of consideration; he demonstrates the pervasive presence and influence of shame in Paul’s writings. Read more

April 9, 2020

The coronavirus has exposed both the contradiction and the cost of popular, individualistic Christianity. Ironically, individualistic Christianity pushes believers not to love their neighbors. Read more

April 6, 2020

Who knew a retired Navy SEAL could teach us so much about the Bible? Yet, this guy helps up apply Paul’s message amid the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine. Read more

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

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