– A New Tool

To make it easier for people to learn about Honor-Shame cultures, I have developed:

Culture-Test-landscape is a free assessment tool for learning your group’s culture type – guilt, shame, or fear.  It is like a personality test, but for groups instead of individuals. You can answer the 25 multiple-choice questions for yourself, or on behalf of your host culture!

I am really excited about The Culture Test’s potential to equip Great Commission Christians for cross-cultural ministry, but I need your help.  You are an early adopter; you understand the importance of understanding honor and shame for cross-cultural ministry. But, many Western Christians could benefit from learning more about the types of global cultures.

  1. After you take the test, you can share about it with the social buttons (Facebook and Twitter) in your results. Then your friends can begin to understand the realities you encounter daily!
  2. Teach about culture types yourself, using the Group Discussion Guide. The Culture Test© is suited for a variety of contexts: ministry training, team development, short-term team preparation, Sunday school, etc. With the Group Discussion Guide, you can teach it in any context (it is mobile friendly, so learners take it on their smartphone).
  3. Do you know people involved in missions training? Let them know.


Enjoy taking the test! If you find it a valuable tool, you can share it with others.

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2 Comments on “ – A New Tool

  1. I have some questions I would love to hear from you guys on:

    Do you guys believe that you see the Bible as teaching that the gospel primarily deals with our forensic guilt (and shame secondarily), that it deals equally with our guilt and shame, or that it deals primarily with shame and secondarily guilt? Would love to hear people’s thoughts on this.

    • I would say it probably has nothing to do with guilt per se; that’s a human concept that can serve as a useful metaphor for what’s going on in salvation, but it shouldn’t be literalized as Calvinists and others have done.

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