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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...
October 24, 2018
2 (or 3) More Ways Paul helps Timothy Guard Against Shame
A previous post noted four ways that Paul challenges the fear and shame that potentially...
August 14, 2018
Have Theologians No Sense of Shame? How the Bible Reconciles Objective and Subjective Shame
Have you noticed how people use the word “shame” in different ways? What is 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...
May 03, 2018
Clothing the Grand Biblical Story with Honor and Shame
A student working with Muslims wanted to develop a story that takes honor and shame...
April 27, 2018
Jaywalking… so shameful
Guilty of jaywalking? You should be ashamed of yourself, says the Chinese government. When tempted...
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...
March 28, 2018
What The Greatest Showman teaches us about shame
I watched The Greatest Showman twice in one week. It is one of the most...
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...
January 10, 2018
Seek Justice…Even When the Church Loses Face : Reflections on Christians’ Response to Andy Savage
Few things are as tragic and ironic as the church’s response to Andy Savage’s sexual...
January 03, 2018
Women and Ascribed Shame (by Moyra Dale)
Today's guest post comes from Moyra Dale, who spent over two decades in the Middle...
November 08, 2017
Does Paul use shame to challenge or correct the Corinthians?
In the past year, a number of interesting articles have been published about honor and...
October 18, 2017
Brene Brown is Wrong. We Don’t Belong in the Wilderness
I can’t recommend Brene Brown’s new book. And she likely doesn’t care. I pre-ordered Braving...
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...
August 24, 2017
Does Myers-Briggs type affect how you experience shame?
Is there any relationship between your Myers-Briggs personality type and the way you deal with...
November 10, 2016
Trump supporters are not put to shame
During election coverage, one commentator rightly stated Trump’s victory does not represent the opposition of...
May 25, 2016
One Gospel for Shame, Guilt, and Fear Cultures?
How does the one gospel make sense for shame, guilt and fear cultures? Some people seem to...
September 15, 2015
Challies’ View of Guilt & Shame is Half Right
This past week Tim Challies posted his thoughts about guilt and shame. His view is...
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...
February 26, 2013
Legalism is an Honor Shame Problem
Legalism is an honor shame problem. Why? Consider what Brene Brown says in her incisive...
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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