Videos from the 2017 Honor-Shame Conference are available on this YouTube playlist.
Back to God's Village
Do You Want Face?
Honor & Shame 101
Back to God's VillageA 5-minutes gospel presentation in terms of honor-shame.
Do You Want Face?A short gospel presentation using the language of "face" (by Jackson Wu)
Honor & Shame 101An short animation explaining honor & shame for Christian ministry.
Patronage 101: How Relationships Work
8 Proposals for Honor-Shame Theology
Honor & Shame in Historical Theology
Does God Seek Face?
The Prodigal Son (by Ken Bailey)
God\\\'s Glory in Isa 48 (by Piper)
Honor // Shame (Devotional)
Honor & Shame in the Bible
He Bore Our Shame
Transforming Honor (Ethics)
Honor & Shame in NT
Honor & Shame in the Bible
Patronage 101: How Relationships WorkA 5-minute explainer video about patronage in the Bible and ministry relationships.
8 Proposals for Honor-Shame TheologyHow can you develop an "honor-shame theology"? This video offers 8 practical proposals for Christian theology and ministry.
Honor & Shame in Historical Theology
Does God Seek Face?The grand biblical story from an honor-shame perspective. Intended for training purposes, but could be an introductory gospel presentation.
The Prodigal Son (by Ken Bailey)This chapel message \"Rescuing Truth From Familiarity\" uncovers the ancient honor-shame dynamics of Jesus famous parable in Luke 15.
God\\\'s Glory in Isa 48 (by Piper)A exegetical look at Isa 48:9-11, explaining the centrality of God\'s name and glory.
Honor // Shame (Devotional)A 2-minute intro teaching about God\'s salvation for shame.
Honor & Shame in the BibleA 25-minutes lecture covering 6 dynamics of honor and shame in the Bible.
He Bore Our ShameA compelling gospel video about honor & shame, based on Jesus\'s healing of the bleeding woman. (by Zech Hogan, Eternity Bible College)
Transforming Honor (Ethics)A training video about ethics and moral transformation in honor-shame cultures.
Honor & Shame in NTDr. David deSilva lectures on \"Honor & Shame in the New Testament.\" Part 1 of 8 in the series of \"Cultural World of the New Testament.\"
Honor & Shame in the BibleLearn how honor and shame shape the message of the Bible, including key doctrines such sin, salvation and others. By Jackson Wu.
Honor & Shame 201
Africa Mercy Ship
Worship Video (by MercyMe)
Dignifying Cattle Theives
Because Who is Perfect?
The Drop Box
The Honor Code
Honor & Shame 201This 50-minute interactive training video teaches a biblical missiology for honor-shame cultures. Webinar style, interspersed with learning exercises and video clips.
Africa Mercy ShipThis story from 60 Minutes features the face-saving, honor-granting ministry of Africa Mercy Ship.
Worship Video (by MercyMe)This moving worship video "Greater" by MercyMe welcomes us to bring out shame to God, because His voice of approval is greater.
Dignifying Cattle TheivesFarmers of a Mennonite colony in Paraguay were losing their cattle to theft. Instead of retaliating, they started “A Life of Dignity for My Neighbor!” An inspiring story of proactive peacemaking and missional honoring, told by Dr. Mark Baker.
Because Who is Perfect?Pro Infirmis creates disabled mannequins for public viewing. An inspiring display of counter-cultural values of shame and honor.
The Drop BoxOne frigid winter, a pastor finds an abandoned infant on his church steps and builds a heated hatch to rescue any others. This movie trailer shows honor in action.
The Honor CodeIf we change the way we think about honor, could we make the world a better place? Princeton philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah proves how in this short clip.
Menstrual ManAn inspiring story of an Indian man who defied purity taboos and addressed a common source of shame.
Listening to Shame
The Price of Shame
Shame Causes Addiction
The Lawnmower Challenge
Balanced Gift Giving
Listening to ShameThe classic TED Talk by Brene Brown about shame in American culture.
The Price of ShameIn 1998, Monica Lewinsky was publicly and globally shamed. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our “culture of humiliation,” in which online shame equals dollar signs — and demands a different way.
Shame Causes AddictionA British journalist offers a fresh way to understand the age-old problem of addiction--the goal is not sobriety, but relational connection. Here is a good example to restorative and reintegrative approaches to wrong/sin.
The Lawnmower ChallengeA humorous clip from Duck Dynasty on why rednecks die doing stupid things--because disrespect is worse than death.
Balanced Gift GivingA scene from The Big Bang Theory, where Penny and Sheldon exchange Christmas presents. If you have navigated the intricacies of gift-giving cross-culturally, you know the feeling!
I appreciate all your work on the Honor / shame site. It is a worthwhile resource that I often refer people to. Just a note about the “Back to God’s Village” video. In it is a bit of a mixing of metaphors. Jesus is referred to as “defeating shame”. However this is “fear / power” language and does not fit with shame. It should be something like “covers shame”.
Thanks Mark. Your comment has me thinking. What I had in mind with “defeats shame” is that Christ renders shame powerless. He scorned it on the cross and called it false bluff. The social powers of alienation and exclusion (which were fully directed towards God incarnate during the crucifixion) no longer influence God’s people. We are free from our spiritual shame not only because it is hidden/covered, but because shame now impotent. By siding with the shamed in this entire life and then death, Jesus through a monkey wrench into the social machinery of exclusion, disgrace, and shame. So now, Christians are able to resist shame. (And yes, these ideas are not entirely distinct from elements of Christ’s victory over spiritual powers or fear-power language in the NT).
Thanks for the further explanation of the thinking behind the language. That is helpful. Being shaped by a guilt-innocence paradigm made that my default assumption when I heard “defeat”! I wonder if there would be some value in thinking about Jesus “absorbing” our shame. I am thinking of the older son’s anger against the younger son in Luke 15 because of the shame the younger son caused to the family. The father’s response is to essentially say, “don’t think about your brother in those terms. Think about him in terms of renewed life and being found.” Where did the shame go? The father took in on himself by honoring the younger son. cf. Jesus’ actions on the cross that is also an explicit dishonoring that “absorbs” our dishonor.
I wonder if the reality of now-impotent shame is implied in Revelation 5? The lamb who opens the scrolls appears ‘looking as if it had been slain’ v6. The marks of his shame-full death remain on his body yet he is declared ‘worthy’ v9. Is it distorting the message of the resurrection to say that in Christ there is no shame in shame?
Ever since I discovered the Psychological aspects of shame from a Psychiatrist we were jointly treating in 1975 I have studied it from both the secular humanist framework as well as the theological framework. The topic of shame is popular in Psychological circles but lacks the foundational heft of a Jewish/Christian perspective. Bene Brown is a brilliant secular humanist who communicates the results of shame and the ways to combat them as a therapist with no focus on fallen nature and the redemption promised in Jesus Christ.
I have posted here before about the teaching I received from Dr. James Kallas in 1978 about the three main streams of fallen nature and their specific answers in Christ. He mentions Rebellion/Conversion; guilt/ justification/ Bondage/Rebirth but does not cover shame/adoption since it is not a classic view of western theology. I took his themes and added shame/adoption to the process. Although shame has definite psychological and social and cultural implications I do not believe those are the causes of shame but simply magnify its power.
The biblical root of shame is a total loss of identity and inheritance as Adam and Even lost them in Genesis 3. When we are rejected as humans and as members of God’s eternal family the psychological/social dimensions are exacerbated but not causal. The answer is found in Romans 8:14-17. “We did not receives the spirit of slavery to fall again into fear but the spirit of an eldest son and heirs with Christ.” (Paraphrase)
Thus we honor all persons because they are created in God’s image and are honored by God as we join the eternal family with Christ. I fear that our focus is too much on a human agency for shaming as causal rather than the spiritual roots in Genesis 3 with renewing our minds and “Taking every thought captive to Christ” as our defense for human shaming.