WEBINAR: Ethics & Discipleship in Honor-Shame Cultures
Missio Nexus is hosting the webinar “Ethics and Discipleship in Honor-Shame Cultures” on Thursday, November 3 at 2:00pm EST. The webinar is free for members of Missio Nexus (if you are with a North American missions org, you are likely a member). Join us for a great time of learning and discussion.
Here is the webinar description:
Westerners can falsely think, “Honor-shame cultures don’t believe in right and wrong!” But honor-shame cultures do indeed have a sense of morality; their basis for ethics is communal and relational (not legal or abstract). This practical webinar examines (1) the biblical ethic for honor-shame cultures and (2) how Christian discipleship can foster genuine moral transformation in honor-shame cultures.
Missio Nexus has also posted a book summary and author interview of my book Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures: Biblical Foundations and Practical Essentials.
This sounds great! Do you know if there may be a way to listen later, as 2pm EST is 2am in my part of Asia?
Yes, all Missio Nexus webinars are recorded and can be streamed later from their website.
I have a very practical question. I work with South Asians, most who have come to Christ from Muslim, Hindu or Sikh backgrounds. In this case, a young convert was accused of stealing money from the shop that employs her. She admitted it to her accuser, and two others separately, after her accuser told her there was video-tape evidence of the theft. As employer and pastor, I was informed. When I spoke to the accused, she denied her confession; she said her only fault was that she bought things from the shop and gave herself a discount she did not deserve. Three days latter, the accused organised a meeting of the five of us: herself, me, and the three others who all understood her (directly and separately)to be confessing to theft of money from the cash machine. Also,these were all very good friends. the three accusers really love the accused and have been like family to her. The accused categorically denied taking cash. I told her I find it impossible to believe that all three of her brothers and sisters wrongly interpreted her words and actions. In other words, I am convinced she has stolen cash.
Question: How do we bring her to repentance and restoration? What does repentance and restoration consist in/look like?