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November 19, 2018
How does collectivism influence reciprocity?
In the first post, I gave an overview of reciprocity in China. We then considered...
November 13, 2018
Reciprocity, Collectivism, and the Chinese Church
I’ve said before that patronage might be the most misunderstood and overlooked aspect of traditional...
August 28, 2018
Is honor significant for society?
Why does honor matter at a social level? Tamler Sommers’ Why Honor Matters offers several answers...
August 08, 2018
Living without Honor is Immoral?
How does honor shape our views of morality? How does not having an honor perspective influence...
August 01, 2018
How Honor Motives Moral Behavior
When it comes to honor, Tamler Sommers is a realist, not a romantic. He challenges...
July 25, 2018
Why Honor Matters is a must read. Here’s why.
Why Honor Matters will be one of the most significant and controversial books of the...
July 03, 2018
We are defined by what we honor and shame
“We are our memories,” so we think. It turns out that’s not true. Various studies...
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...
April 11, 2018
Honor and Shameful Retribution in Ancient and Biblical Laws
The principle of lex talionis [“eye for eye, tooth for tooth”] is deeply etched on...
January 17, 2018
Recent Articles about Reputation and Shame in Chinese Culture
Here are a few recent articles about the influence of honor and shame in contemporary...
September 27, 2017
6 Ways Honor and Shame Make Disciples (Not Converts)
preview:Honor and shame are essential for being & making disciples. They are more than mere...
July 20, 2016
Honor among Southern Evangelicals
How did honor shape evangelicalism in the American south before the civil war? Robert Elder...
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...
August 06, 2013
Is Our Theology Enslaved to the Law?
How do the various biblical metaphors and word pictures relate to one another? Click on...
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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