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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

February 9, 2021

When it comes to the question, “Is America a Christian nation?”, people often confuse America’s earliest inhabitants with the government itself. While the analogy isn’t perfect (after all, governments consist of people), a moment of pause will make the point clear. People are not equivalent to a system of government. Read more

February 2, 2021

Looking for videos that could supplement your training for ministry in honor-shame contexts? Thanks to Cru, you now have a new set of videos to choose from based on their tract Honor Restored. Read more

January 26, 2021

In this post, I show how the prophets relate shame and salvation in three distinct ways. Surprising to some, God intends for his people to experience shame after experiencing salvation. To understand my meaning, keep reading. Read more




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