Jackson Wu

Jackson Wu

Jackson Wu (pseudonym) has a PhD in Applied Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, having earned an MDiv (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), MA (Philosophy, Texas A&M), and a BS (Applied Mathematics, Texas A&M).

Wu is theologian-in-residence for Mission One, having previously served in East Asia first as a church planter and then as a professor for Chinese pastors.

He is the author of Saving God’s Face: A Chinese Contextualization of Salvation through Honor and Shame, One Gospel for All Nations: A Practical Approach to Biblical Contextualization and Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul’s Message and Mission as well as published journal articles. He maintains a blog at jacksonwu.org.

Blog Entries

The Ministry of Women in the Chinese Church

A reader responds to the spring issue of CSQ with insightful observations and questions.

Blog Entries

6 Approaches to Contextualization in China

We know contextualization is important, but not everyone comes at it in the same way.

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A Dictionary for Learning Theological Chinese

Mandarin students spend years learning the basics of daily language and only scratch the surface when it comes to spiritual and theological vocabulary. Here's a resource to help.

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Training Cross-Cultural Workers to Cross Honor-Shame Cultures

How might Christians from one honor-shame culture effectively serve cross-culturally in another honor-shame culture?

Books

Reading Romans through Eastern Eyes

Honor and Shame in Paul’s Message and Mission

Combining research from Asian scholars with his many years of experience living and working in East Asia, Jackson directs our attention to Paul's letter to the Romans. He argues that some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those of the first-century biblical world than common Western cultural values. In addition, he adds his voice to the scholarship engaging the values of honor and shame in particular and their influence on biblical interpretation.

Blog Entries

The 3D Gospel Is Now in Mandarin

A tool for understanding the need to contextualize ministry in light of different types of cultures.

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7 Reasons Why Sinicization Is Not Rhetoric This Time

Isn't this just propaganda, empty threats, or show. Haven’t we seen similar programs rolled out in the past?

Books

One Gospel for All Nations: A Practical Approach to Biblical Contextualization

The Bible tells us what to believe—the gospel. It also shows how to contextualize the gospel? In One Gospel for All Nations, Jackson Wu explains practically why we must not choose between the Bible and culture highlights implications for both missionaries and theologians. Contextualization should be practical, not pragmatic; theological, not theoretical.