January 13, 2020

If you enjoyed it, I’d be grateful if you’d nominate Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes for IVP’s Readers’ Choice Awards. By spreading the word, more people can see how honor and shame shape Paul’s message and mission. As a result, we’ll expand the conversation and discern more applications for our contemporary ministry. Read more

January 7, 2020

Honor and shame have significant implications for both theology and missiology. This point helps to explain the purpose of the upcoming 2020 Honor-Shame Conference at Wheaton College. Read more

December 30, 2019

Nicholas Romanin reviews a new book, Grace to the City: Studies in the Gospel from China. It compiles sermons and prayers from pastors in China. These sermons give a direct glimpse of the theology of the church in China Read more

December 23, 2019

John 3:16 is the first verse most Christians memorize. It can also be misleading, especially in Mandarin. Read more

December 18, 2019

The Trump impeachment inquiry highlights several dimensions of honor and shame as well as their practical significance. In this article, I will underscore multiple aspects of the Trump-Ukraine scandal. These points are just a few ways that honor and shame shape the relevant events and dynamics Read more

December 11, 2019

Christianity Today just named the winners of its 2020 book awards. Let me just say…. I’ve never been more excited to see the list of winners! Read more

December 11, 2019

Why does shame have a bad name in the West, yet Confucian societies regard shame as essential for morality? We explore this question in Part Three of my “interview” with Bongrae Seok’s “Moral Psychology of Confucian Shame: Shame of Shamelessness.” Read more

December 4, 2019

This is Part Two of my “interview” highlighting key ideas from Bongrae Seok’s Moral Psychology of Confucian Shame: Shame of Shamelessness (MPCS). By understanding moral shame, we can better see how shame works in various human cultures and how it applies to the Christian life. Read more

November 25, 2019

Have you ever noticed the peculiar way we talk about shame? We don’t want people full of shame, yet being called “shameless” is an insult. In fact, it’s ironic that being shameless is equivalent to being shameful. Read more

November 19, 2019

We take a risk whenever we talk about culture and other such broad ideas. Everyone recognizes that the word “Western” has distinct connotations from “Eastern.” While exceptions always exist, certain characteristics still mark each culture. When trying to help people understand honor and shame (H&S), it helps to make contrasts and broad characterizations. There’s no faster way to kill a presentation or explanation than to kill it with a thousand qualifications. Generally speaking, people know that exceptions exist. They know… Read more

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