Resources by 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). He has worked as a church planter and now teaches theology and missiology for Chinese pastors. In addition to his published journal articles, he maintains a blog at jacksonwu.org.
ChinaSource Blog Posts
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?
A Pastoral Perspective on Contextualization
An Interview with Pastor "Peter"
The guest editor interviews a pastor from eastern China on the topic of contextualization.
Becoming Native to Win the Natives
Cross-Culturally Becoming All Things to All Men
For new cross-cultural workers, Tabor Laughlin’s Becoming Native to Win the Natives is a must read. His book has the rare combination of being practical, relevant, and readable.
How Can Chinese Christians Foster a Reformation Spirit?
Today Christians celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. But why?
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.
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....
Reflections on the Reformation 500 and the Gospel Conference
We caught up with our friend Jackson Wu at the Reformation 500 conference in Hong Kong and asked him to share his reflections on the conference.
Saving God's Face: A Chinese Contextualization of Salvation through Honor and Shame
EMS Dissertation Series
Years ago, the author had a startling realization. Theologians and pastors have long taught on the glory of God and its central importance in the Bible. However, because he was living in East Asia, it also dawned on the author that this sort of talk about God’s glory, praising Him,...
ChinaSource Blog Posts
The 3D Gospel Is Now in Mandarin
A tool for understanding the need to contextualize ministry in light of different types of cultures.