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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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Honor-Shame Presentations at EMS

Many people couldn’t access the 5 EMS talks from the previous links—sorry about that.   You can now get all the audio files in Dropbox here. Or, clink the following links to open separate tabs in your web browser: Chris
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Recordings from Patronage Symposium

We are excited to share the audio recordings of the Patronage Symposium (Beirut, October 3-5). They can be accessed and downloaded from here. All the sessions were truly excellent, so this marks a key launching point for a conversation about patronage.
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The Patronage Symposium: A Recap

Last week 54 people gathering in Beirut, Lebanon for The Patronage Symposium. All presentations were recorded, and will be posted in a few weeks here at HonorShame.com. In the meantime, Andy McCullough wrote this recap for those who could not attend.
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Amy Carmichael, Jewels of Honor & Discipleship

Sandra Freeman has served with her husband in Botswana since 2001 doing discipleship and business mentoring. She blogs at blog.zebrapost.net. A difficult issue often arises in ministry when the matter of ‘honour-code’ replacement isn’t only a personal matter, but significantly impacts
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Honor-Shame at Missio Nexus Conference

The upcoming Missio Nexus Conference—Partnership—will have several honor-shame related events, along with many other great opportunities and speakers. Here are some of the honor-shape events: 1. TheCultureTest.com In this week’s email to all attenders, Missio Nexus is inviting all attenders
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New Article: Theology of Honor & Shame (by J Wu)

The recent edition of Themelios journal (The Gospel Coalition) published Jackson Wu’s article “Have Theologians No Sense of Shame? How the Bible Reconciles Objective and Subjective Shame.” This article clearly sets forth a biblical theology of honor and shame. I recommend
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“Patronage”: A Quick Definition

For the upcoming Patronage Symposium we developed this document “Patronage—A Quick Definitions Sheet.” Since “What exactly is patronage?” was a common question that people asked in the patronage survey, I figured this resource would be worth sharing more broadly.  Introduction This
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7 Honor-Shame Papers @ EMS

There will be 7 sessions in the “Honor-Shame” tract at the national meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society (October 12-14, 2018 at SIL in Dallas, TX). The track moderator Chris Flanders has pulled together some great presenters and topics. This
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Honoring Covenant: The Key to Psalms

This post is excerpted from the introduction of Psalms: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase of 15 Psalms. To read the paraphrase of Psalm 23, click here. Readers must interpret the Psalms within the social context of covenant. Yahweh formed a special, reciprocal
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CAUTION: Honor-Shame is “Unbalanced” and “Extreme”!!

“Watch out! Honor and shame can lead to unbalanced extremes!” At least this is the concern of some people when they hear about honor-shame. They worry that emphasizing honor-shame might lead Christians to neglect essential tenets of orthodox, biblical theology.
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Patronage Survey: Your Results

How do people Christian workers understand and engage patronage? Because 378 people completed the short patronage survey we now have a better idea of how people perceive patronage. This blog posts presents my summary of the data for the broader missions community. I
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Psalm 23 (HSP)

This post is excerpted from the new book Psalms: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase of 15 Psalms. Psalm 23 is a popular hymn that speaks about God’s generous, honoring patronage. David uses two common metaphors to convey God’s protection and provision for his
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Psalms: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase (New Book)

Psalms: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase of 15 Psalms is now available to purchase ($3.99 Kindle, $8.99 paperback). Along with 1 Peter and Esther, this is the third title in the Honor-Shame Paraphrase series. Psalms: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase of 15 Psalms renders the
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A Quick Patronage Survey, Please!

Patronage is a common reality in global ministry, but it is rarely discussed in missiology. So unfortunately Christians struggle to navigate patronage.  To help us learn more about people’s understandings and perceptions of patronage, please take this survey. There are
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