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Register Now: Honor-Shame Conference (Wheaton, 2020)

You can register now for the: Join us for the 2020 Honor-Shame Conference (June 8-10, 2020 at Wheaton College) to explore how honor and shame influence the gospel, the Church, and disciplines including theology, missiology, pastoral ministry, and counseling. Connect with
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Updated Data for The Global Culture Map

The data for the “Global Map of Culture Types” has been updated and doubled. Click here to view and use the map.  This free, interactive tool visualizes all results from TheCultureTest.com. The initial launch (March 2018) included data from the first
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Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes (Jackson Wu)

Do you want to see Romans from an honor-shame perspective? Here is the book! Jackson Wu’s latest book, Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Pauls’ Message and Mission (IVP Academic) is now available at just $14. Here is the
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Malachi 1 (HSP)

The honor-shame paraphrase of Malachi 1 is from the recent book Malachi: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase, by Jayson Georges. A message from Yahweh to his people Israel, through Malachi.1 God’s Proven Covenant Loyalty Yahweh says, “Israel, you have always been my special people.
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New Book—Malachi: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase

The new book Malachi An Honor-Shame Paraphrase is now available, for just $2.99 (Kindle edition). Along with 1 Peter, Esther, Psalms, and James, this is the fifth title in the Honor-Shame Paraphrase series.  The prophetic book of Malachi reveals the nature of Israel’s covenant relationships with God in
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“Husbands, Honour Your Wives” (1 Peter 3:7)

Andrew Bartlett, QC of Crown Office Chambers, London, is a highly-rated international arbitrator, and also a Deputy High Court Judge in England and Judge of the Upper Tribunal. He has a BA in Theology (University of Gloucestershire) and has served
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My Attempts to Visualize Honor & Shame

I use mostly words to explain honor and shame. I write out my ideas in books, articles, and blogposts. I regret not being more artistic, because honor and shame can also be powerfully communicated visually. On a few occasions, I’ve
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Honor-Shame Conference (June, 2020)—Save the Date!

Following the success of the first Honor-Shame Conference (2017), we are excited to announce: The Honor-Shame Conference: Reconciling the Nations The conference will be June 8–10, 2020 at Wheaton College (near Chicago). Please mark your calendars! Would you like to conduct
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Visualizing the Resurrection

Christians throughout history have used art to communicate theology. Most paintings are rather straightforward in their depiction of a gospel scene. But the scene of the resurrection of Jesus is an enigma. The miracle of Jesus’ resurrection was not directly
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Not Taking Revenge (Ajith Fernando)

Ajith Fernando (ThM, Fuller) serves as the teaching director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka. This post is from his latest book, Discipling in A Multicultural World (Crossway, 2019), which has a strong focus on practical discipleship in honor-shame oriented cultures. This excerpt
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Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

From an honor-shame perspective, why did Jesus have to die? This is a common question people ask, and is worth exploring. Reflecting on this topic exposes some cultural assumptions and helps us to better understand biblical salvation. The Issue The
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What is “God’s Glory”?—Jonathan Edwards’ Theology

What is “the glory of God”? And, why is God’s glory so important? Jonathan Edwards (1703-58), perhaps better than any other theologian, explains the meaning and significance of God’s glory. His book, The End for Which God Created the World
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A Japanese Scapegoat for Impurity

Brian McGregor (M.Div., Columbia International University) recently Shinto: The Gospel’s Gate, a book that explores Japanese atonement concepts in light of honor and shame. The Japanese have a particular understanding of sin. The word is 罪 tsumi, which also means
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Creation to Christ Story

Andy Smith has served in Southeast Asia since 1989. He is the International Coordinator for Evangelization with OMF International. Several years ago I learned about Creation to Christ stories. These stories summarize the Bible. Versions range from 1 minute to
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What is HonorShame.com?

What is HonorShame.com? I want to answer this question for two reasons. One, to provide a brief background for the many new subscribers to this website. And two, to share how blog posts will be different in the future. HonorShame.com
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Top 10 Posts of 2018

Here are the top 10 posts from www.HonorShame.com in 2018.  10. Is Africa ‘Power-Fear’ or ‘Honor-Shame’? 9. Honor Restored—New Evangelism Tool from Cru 8. Psalm 23 (HSP) 7. Recordings from the Patronage Symposium 6. 3 In 1: Integrating Guilt, Shame, and Fear 5. An Interactive
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“Patronage”: A Visual Explanation

The Patronage Symposium (October 2018, Beirut) wanted to develop resources for an ongoing conversation on patronage. Along with audio recordings of all the presentations, we are glad to share this visual explanation of patronage. Although the concept of patronage can
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Honor and Wealth—9 Quotes from St. Basil

St. Basil the Great (330-379) was bishop of Caesarea (central Turkey) and the father of Western monasticism. As one of the Cappadocian Fathers, Basil was a prolific theologian who shaped orthodox Christology. Born into a rich, landowning family, Basil spend
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James 1 (HSP)

This paraphrase of James 1 is from the new book James: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase, by Dr. Daniel K. Eng.  From James, a slave in the service of Jesus, the exalted King. To the twelve tribes of God’s cherished people, far away
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New Book—James: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase

The new book James: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase is now available ($2.99 Kindle edition). Along with 1 Peter, Esther, and Psalms this is the fourth title in the Honor-Shame Paraphrase series. With fresh language and research insights, Dr. Daniel K. Eng unpacks the honor-shame themes of James. He
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