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The inaugural Honor-Shame conference gathering an community to learn and work together for the sake of the gospel. All of the conference plenary and workshop sessions are available when clicking on this… Playlist

Plenary Sessions

Dr. David A. deSilva: Reciprocity and Patronage in the New Testament: What Does it Mean for the Gospel Today?”

Jayson Georges: “Honor and Shame in Christian Theology: Past, Present, Future”

Dr. Paul R. Gupta: “The Gospel for Asia: More Biblical, Less Western?”

Dr. Steve Hawthorne: “The Honor and Glory of Jesus Christ—Heart of the Gospel and Mission of God”

Dr. Brent Sandy: “Honor and Shame in Ancient Culture and Biblical Interpretation”

Dr. Jackson Wu: “Why Honor and Shame Make Discipleship Possible”

Main Workshops

Dr. E. Randolph Richard: “Honor-Shame in the Gospel of John”

Sam Winfield: “Honor, Shame and the Gospel: Reframing the Messenger”

Dr. Steve Tracy: “Abuse and Shame: How the Cross Transforms Shame”

Dr. Tom Steffen: “A Clothesline Theology for the World: How A Value Driven Metanarrative of Scripture Can Frame the Gospel”

All Workshops

DJ Chuang: “Towards Erasing the Shame of Mental Illness”

Paul Clayton and Bob Schindler: “A Gospel of Honor-Status Reversal—‘Preached’ through Missional Business”

Rico Cortes: “Atonement for the Individual and Community: The Function of the Day of Atonement in the Letter to the Hebrews”

Dr. Cristian Dumitrescu: “Discipleship in Asian Honor Cultures”

Audrey Frank: “The Muslim Woman’s Journey From Shame to Honor”

Dr. Sunny Hong: “Honor and Shame through the Eyes of Women in the Bible”

Jeff Jackson: “Honor-Shame as a Crucial Component of a Local Church’s Ministry to Current or Former US military Members and Their Families”

Joyce Jow: “From Pollution to Purity: The Restoration of the Hemorrhaging Woman”

Dr. Mark R. Kreitzer/Nancy Kreitzer: “The Underlying Nakedness-Shame Motif in Scripture: Implications for Cross-Cultural Proclamation of the Gospel”

Dr. Arley Loewen: “Must Honor Clash With Humility?”

Martin Munyao and David Tarus: “Tribalism and Identity: Tracing ‘From Shame to Honor’ Theme in Africa’s Identity Theology to Reframe the Gospel for Kenya”

Mako A. Nagasawa: “How to Bring About Personal Healing and Social Justice Using Medical Substitutionary Atonement”

Dr. Wilson Phang: “The Other 2/3rds of the Gospel: Good News for All People”

Dr. Katie J. Rawson: “A Gospel that Reconciles: Teaching About Honor-Shame to Advance Racial and Ethnic Reconciliation”

Nolan Sharp: “Samuel as a Narrative Resource for National Reconciliation in Honor-Shame Cultures”

Dr. Sheryl Takagi Silzer: “How the Honor-Shame Dynamic Works in East Asian Cultures”

Randall Spacht, Lacides Hernandez, Juan Guillermo Cardona: “The 3D Gospel in Latin America”

Dr. Tom Steffen: “A Clothesline Theology for the World: How A Value Driven Metanarrative of Scripture Can Frame the Gospel”

Dr. Lynn Thigpen: “Redeeming the Poverty-Shame-Limited Education Cycle through Gracing”

Russell Thorp: “Filling Gaps in Ministry in Melanesia through Understanding Honor and Shame”

Dr. Patty Toland: “Redeeming and Strengthening Honor and Shame Practices in Church Relationships”

Robert Walter: “Grace in the Face of God: ‘Seeking God’s Face’ in Prayer as Cleansing for Toxic Shame”

Jerry Wiles: “Honor, Shame and the Gospel in the Orality Movement”

Richard Yaqoub: “An Honor-Shame Gospel for Syrian Refugees: Jesus Christ as Good Shepherd & Patron.”

Some presenters were not recorded for security purposes. For full conference details, visit to learn more. 

Note: This conference is not a function of Wheaton College.