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April 18, 2018
Won’t this cause you to lose face?
I noticed a man sitting on the sidewalk begging for money. I asked him to...
July 30, 2015
Piper Explains How God Seeks “Face” (video)
It was John Piper who first helped me to see the significance of glory, specifically...
May 13, 2015
4 Keys to Evangelism in Honor-Shame Cultures
(This post originally appeared on Ed Stetzer's blog The Exchange) I’ll never forget when an...
September 24, 2014
Why and how to talk about “face” in China
Why and how might the mianzi/lian distinction shape our conversations with Chinese Christians and non-Christians?...
September 16, 2014
Explaining “Face” Using Lian and Mianzi
Both in Saving God’s Face and on this blog, I have highlighted a slight distinction...
June 04, 2013
Are We Seeking God’s Face…or Our Own? (John 7:1-24)
There is a subtle but serious distinction between faith and face. Consider John 7:1–24. I've...
April 30, 2013
Why "Saving Faith" Means "Saving Face"
Should Christians want to "save face"? This post clarifies a part of my previous post...
April 25, 2013
Having Faith and Saving Face (John 5:44)
Have you ever noticed how Jesus defines faith in terms of face? Jesus asked his...
December 12, 2012
Understanding the Implications of Honor, Shame, or Face
I want to briefly follow up on the "(Mis)Understanding Honor, Shame, or Face" series (Part...
November 21, 2012
(Mis)understanding Honor, Shame, or Face? (Part 3)
Shame and guilt are similar but have different orientations. It's important we clarify our definitions.
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