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 biblical scholars have analyzed the dynamics of patronage in Majority World cultures. But regrettably, missiologists and missionaries continue to overlook this pivotal reality.
For this reason, we are hosting The Patronage Symposium October 2018 in Beirut, Lebanon. This meeting will gather leading thinkers and practitioners from diverse contexts to develop a multi-disciplinary, biblical, and relevant missiology regarding patronage. To facilitate meaningful interaction, the gathering will be limited to ~40 people, so be sure to register here for an invitation.
By the quality and quantity of people who have already registered for an invitation, The Patronage Symposium promises to be an excellent event. For more information visit http://honorshame.com/patronage.
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