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Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies: Recent Issue on Honor-Shame

The latest issue of Asian Journal Pentecostal Studies focuses on “Biblical Refections on Shame and Honor in Asia.” The entire issue can be downloaded for free at The articles include: Amanda Shao-Tan, “Spirituality for the Shamed Tsinoys with Disabilities: The Shamed Jesus in
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The Patronage Symposium: 3 Quick Must-Knows

The Patronage Symposium will gather people to examine the gospel for patron-client contexts. To learn more, visit Here are three related announcements: 1. Registration Ending Soon (Feb 10) The Patronage Symposium will be limited to ~40 people to foster substantive
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Register Now for The Patronage Symposium

Jackson Wu says patronage is “the most overlooked aspect of honor-shame cultures.” I believe patronage is also the most frustrating aspect of cross-cultural relationships. In other words, patronage is an issue we must address. In recent decades secular anthropologists and
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Cultures Clash (B/W version)

One of the most popular posts here at is the infographic “Culture Vantage Points: How West and East (Mis)Perceive Each Other’s Cultural Values.”  Since many people use it as a teaching resource, I developed this black/white version that is
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Top 10 Honor-Shame Posts of 2017

Here are the top blogposts from for 2017. 10. Can You Shame God? 9. Exposing the Truth about Honor & Shame: 4 Dimensions 8. Guilt, Shame & Fear in Secular Research 7. A Western Bias: “Honor-Shame Cultures are Violent” 6. Resources
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The Patronage Symposium (Oct 2018)

Please considering joining us at the: Patron-client relationships were foundational in the world of Scripture. Plus, the dynamics of status, benefaction, generosity, reciprocity, loyalty and gratitude remain foundational in societies today. Yet the realities of patronage remain ignored in theological and missional conversations. This symposium will
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The Reformation: 3 Honor-Shame Facts

 The dynamics of honor and shame influenced the events of the Reformation, especially in the early years. This post sheds light on the social context surrounding the theological controversies that shook the Western world 500 years ago.  1. The German
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Africa Study Bible: “Honour & Respect”

The new Africa Bible Study (NLT) illuminates the truth of Scripture with a unique, African perspective. This article “Honor and Respect” (p. 1283) explains the spiritual importance of social honour.  Honour and Respect What is the secret of a long life
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New Infographics

In 2016 the ministry Global Mapping International released the missiographic “Culture’s Color, God’s Light,” which featured a global map of culture types (guilt, shame, and fear). The infographic has become GMI’s #2 most viewed infographic and has appeared in many
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Last Call to Register: The Honor-Shame Conference

Final call to register for the Honor-Shame Conference, June 19–21 in Chicago. Because of space constants at Wheaton College, registration is capped at 270 people. Limited spots remain, so register now if you would like to join us.  Check out
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Spring Courses for Honor & Shame

I will be teaching an intensive course “Theology of Honor & Shame,” May 15-17 at Eternity Bible College (Simi Valley, CA). This 2-unit course is also listed for credit through Western Seminary. The morning session (9am-2pm) will be seminar discussions
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Register for Early-Bird Discount: The 2017 Honor-Shame Conference

Register now for the  Honor-Shame Conference (June 17-19, 2017 at Wheaton) to save $40. This discount is only for the first 100 registrants, so the price will increase soon.This event will help you go deeper into the topic of honor and shame through collaborating,
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Free Resources from Honor-Shame released several free resources in 2016, all towards the aim of “mainstreaming a biblical missiology for honor-shame contexts.” Feel free to share these resources with others. You can forward this email, or click here to share via Facebook.Global Insights—This 3-page
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Top 10 Honor-Shame Posts of 2016

Here are the top blogposts from for 2016. Merry Christmas!10. Does Christ Impute Honor?9. Infographic: How Cultures Clash8. An Olympic Lowlight7. The 3 Kinds of Honor6. 12 Proven Facts About Honor Cultures5. 6 Keys for Relationships in Honor-Shame Cultures4. A Global Map
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Why Grace Is Hard for Me as an Asian American

There is a great post at TGC by Jeremy Yong (D.Min., SBTS), the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Hacienda Heights in southern California—”Why Grace Is Hard for Me as an Asian American.” He discusses the nature of gifts/grace in his Asian-American
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REGISTER NOW: The 2017 Honor-Shame Network Conference

You can now register for “Honor, Shame, & the Gospel“—the Honor-Shame Network Conference at Wheaton College, June 2017! The price of $309 is all-inclusive—the conference, lodging, meals and snacks. Register soon because the price increases every 50 registrants! This event will help
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The Gospel of Honor…according to White, Southern, Antebellum Evangelicals

Robert Elder (PhD, Emory) is Assistant Professor of History at Valparaiso University. His book The Sacred Mirror: Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790-1860 (UNC Press, 2016) explores the role of honor-shame among antebellum southern evangelicals. This is
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New Teaching Videos

David deSilva and Jackson Wu have released new teaching videos about honor and shame in the Bible. These are great resources for people wanting a deeper, biblical understanding of honor and shame. Click the links or images below to watch on
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You Owe Me…a 77-Second Survey! offers ministry resources and blog articles, FOR FREE. So, that means you have a small social debt to repay. I’ve offered you a few gifts (cognitive, not tangible), and now I’m knocking on your door…for a 77-second survey!Though I
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The Face of Shame in Brideknapping

Newsweek published the article “Grab and Run: Kyrgyzstan’s Bride’s Knapping” by photojournalist Noriko Hayashi-Panos (Nov 4, 2013). The images capture the sentiments and power of shame.  Bride knapping occurs primarily in rural areas, often when young men are too impoverished
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