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New Book: Ministering in Patronage Cultures

My latest book Ministering in Patronage Cultures: Biblical Models and Missional Implications is now available at Amazon and IVPress.com. This book develops a biblical and missional view of patron-client relationships. As I discuss honor-shame cultures with other Christians, their questions
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Confronting Theft

A babysitter took $20 from your dresser. The pastor “borrowed” $500 from the church account for a new roof. An elder was skimming tithe money for years. How do you respond when someone steals money? A common Western response is
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Group Discount for Honor-Shame Conference

You can get a free registration for the 2020 Honor-Shame Conference. Register with 5 persons and the 6th person 
is FREE. This is a great way for your group to learn and explore together. You can get the discount with any 6
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Can Public Shaming Be Good?

Guest Dan Braga is a church planter in San Diego, CA. He is an M.A. student at Western Seminary (Portland) where I recently taught a course. This post is Dan’s response to the question, “Can public shaming be a good
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CT Interview with Jackson Wu

Christianity Today has published my interview with Jackson Wu about his latest book Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes. As their title says, “There’s More to Romans than Personal Salvation.” I enjoyed learning about the backstory of this book from Jackson. The
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Workshops for the 2020 Honor-Shame Conference

Workshops were a highlight of the 2017 Honor-Shame Conference. The topics and speakers were excellent. So we are excited to organize more workshops for the 2020 Honor-Shame Conference.   We are currently accepting submissions for workshop presentations. Complete this form
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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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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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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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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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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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New Book—James: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase

The new book James: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase is now available. 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 deftly traces James’
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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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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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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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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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