August 10, 2021

In my previous post, I showed how the Bible and culture are inextricably tied together. Misunderstanding that relationship undermines the prospects of doing contextualization in a biblically faithful and culturally meaningful way. This post highlights a few key points from (what I consider to be) the most important chapter in One Gospel for All Nations. The discussion there deserved a lengthier explanation, but, alas, I had a word limit to keep. NOTE: The picture above is different from that seen in my... Read more

August 3, 2021

Many people only want to say the Bible transcends culture. However, the facts present us with a far more complex scenario. The Bible and culture have an organic relationship. Read more

July 27, 2021

All cultures, including the US, care about honor or status. This post notes 4 ways people confuse reputation or social status with quality education. Read more

July 20, 2021

This post turns attention to the ways that CRT (and similar ideologies) employ toxic shame (under the name "white guilt") in ways that are destructive to black, American, and Christian identity. Read more

July 13, 2021

This post considers the link between shame and Critical Race Theory (CRT), which, Shelby Steele suggests, re-enslaves blacks in the shackles of stigma. Read more

July 6, 2021

We need to ask the question, “What distinguishes good and bad shame?” But haven’t researchers, like Brene Brown, clearly proven that shame is destructive and detrimental? According to two researchers, Colin Leach and Atilla Cidam, the answer to that question is, “Yes but also no.” Read more

June 29, 2021

Few verses are as controversial as 1 Peter 3:7. Some people flatly ignore it, regarding it as plainly ridiculous. Here is what Peter writes: “You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.” (1 Peter 3:7, NASB) What exactly does he mean by calling women... Read more

June 22, 2021

This post explains how the Cave People, small tribe in Nepal, "came into existence" simply because God brought them honor in the eyes of the government.  Read more

June 15, 2021

Individualism is not individuality. It is an ideology. Such a worldview is not only irrational; it has devastating consequences. Read more

June 8, 2021

I recently gave a short presentation titled "Biblically Faithful and Culturally Meaningful Contextualization? Moving Beyond the Ethnohermeneutics Debate." Read more

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