What exactly is ‘the image of God’? Western theology asks which facet of humans makes them ‘like’ God – intelligence, emotions, morality??  This approach defines the precise qualities that people share with God (personality, will, sensibility, etc.) from a philosophical …

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WIN ANOTHER FREE BOOK! We are doing one more promotional book giveaway.  Last week’s winners of Misinterpreting Scripture were Clive of Chicago, who learned of @HonorShame on Twitter from Mike in Long Beach. This week’s book is Shame Interrupted: How God …

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Since the 1950’s Christian missiology has used the phrase missio Dei (Latin for the ‘sending/mission of God’) to frame God’s missional, saving activity in the world.  What is the missio Dei in scripture?  How exactly is God working to save people? Honorification is missio Dei.  …

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God has saved us from shame unto honor, we are called to worship our Great Patron and Exalt-er.  But how exactly?  Most public worship and liturgies emphasize confession of transgressions and assurance of pardon/forgiveness, perpetuating the guilt-innocence theological paradigm.  But …

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