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The Atonement: A Series

How does God save? More specifically, how do Jesus’ death and resurrection bring salvation? This is the question of “atonement”—the core of Christian theology. Posts over the next several weeks will explore the theology of atonement in light of honor-shame.
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New Issue of Missio Dei Journal on Honor-Shame

The academic online publication Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis has a recent issue dedicated to honor and shame. Rather than repeating the introductory explanations of honor and shame, the articles apply and explore a rich variety of topics in
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Perpetua and Felicitas

The Passion of Perpetua and Felicitas is an early martyr story that subverts and transforms the ancient Greco-Roman notions of honor and shame. Summary The short story narrates the martyrdom of six young catechumens in Carthage, North Africa in the
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Resources & Webinars

Here are some resources available at HonorShame.com. I try to keep these updated to make honor-shame content accessible.  Webpages Videos—A compilation of teaching videos and short clips.  Blogposts—Hundreds of the blogposts from HonorShame.com, categorized by topics. Recommenced Resources—A list of
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Life of St. Antony and Early Monasticism

Life of St. Antony, written by Athanasius in 360 AD, is one of the most important books in Christian history. The hagiography recounts the spiritual journey of the famous “Father of Christian Monasticism.” Antony was an uneducated orphan who lived
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Webinar: “How to Teach Honor and Shame”

Free Zoom Webinar: “How to Teach Honor and Shame,” by Jayson Georges Wednesday, April 29 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time Honor and shame are important topics, but often they are new concepts for people. How can we effectively introduce honor
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Making Disciples of the Whole Family

Guest Jeannie Marie is an author, speaker and strategist for an international sending organization. This post is an excerpt from her book Across the Street and Around the World: Following Jesus to the Nations in Your Neighborhood…and Beyond (Thomas Nelson, 2018). As
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Webinar— “Guilt–Shame–Fear”: Assessing the Cultural Model

Free Zoom Webinar: “Guilt–Shame–Fear: Assessing the Cultural Model,” by Jayson Georges Wednesday, April 22 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time The paradigm of guilt, shame, and fear cultures has become a popular topic in mission conversations. The presenter Jayson Georges published The
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Webinar: “Honor & Shame in Romans”

Free Zoom Webinar: “Honor & Shame in Romans,” by Jackson Wu Wednesday, April 15 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time Since the Reformation, Christians have read Romans with an emphasis on individual forgiveness and justification. However, the motifs of honor and
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The Ladder of Ascent

The Ladder of Ascent is a spiritual treatise about monastic asceticism. An Egyptian monk named John Climacus (“the Ladder”) wrote this book around 600AD as a spiritual guide for other monks. The book presents 30 “steps” toward spiritual maturity, and
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Webinar: “Intro to Patronage”

Free Zoom Webinar: “Introduction to Patronage,” by Jayson Georges Wednesday, April 8 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time Patronage governs many relationship in honor-shame cultures. But regrettably, Western culture and theology rarely notices this prominent cultural reality. Based on Jayson’s latest
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Webinar: “How to Teach Honor and Shame”

Free Zoom Webinar: “How to Teach Honor and Shame,” by Jayson Georges Thursday, April 2 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time Note: Sorry, but his webinar is already at capacity (100 people). Such an interest was not expected. I do plan
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Cancelled: 2020 Honor-Shame Conference

The 2020 Honor-Shame Conference has been cancelled because of the coronavirus threat. We are sad about this, but there are obviously other pressing issues these days.  People who registered should have received refund information from Werner Mischke at Mission ONE. You
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The First Missions Book on Honor & Shame

In 1975, missions professor Lowell Noble self-published the book Naked and Not Ashamed: An Anthropological, Biblical, and Psychological Study of Shame. To my knowledge, this was the first work of evangelical missiology that addressed honor and shame. This post recounts
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Honor-Shame has Gone Global!

Dr. Chris Flanders is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University, and author of About Face: Rethinking Face for 21st-Century Mission. As an organizer for the upcoming Honor-Shame Conference, he shares some reflections on the
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Does God Really Remove our Shame?

The Bible says that God removes our shame. “I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth” (Zeph 3:19). Both Paul and Peter quote Isaiah 28:16: “Whoever believes in him will not be put to shame”
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Honor-Shame Conference—Speakers and Opportunities

The Honor-Shame Conference, June 8–10, 2020 at Wheaton College is gathering numerous practitioners and scholars to explore how honor and shame influence the gospel, the Church, and various disciplines, including theology, missiology, pastoral ministry, and counseling. The seven plenary presenters are John M. G.
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On Becoming “Like Jesus”

Shame is feeling different, being unlike others (as explained in previous post). But there is good news—God makes us like himself, in his own image, conformed to the image of his son. This erases the shame of difference. In the
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Workshops for the 2020 Honor-Shame Conference

A highlight of the first Honor-Shame Conference (2017) was the many diverse and insightful workshops. And yet, the workshops slated for the 2020 Honor-Shame Conference (June, Wheaton College) looks even more promising. I’ve already got “choice anxiety”! The full list
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Why Honor Matters

Guest Audrey Frank is an author and speaker who has lived in the Muslim World. This post is from her new book Covered Glory: The Face of Honor and Shame in the Muslim World (2019, Harvest House Publishers). Babies were snugly
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