Tag: Shame

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Public Lecture: Honor and Shame

Salvation in a Chinese Context

Brad Vaughn will give a lecture called, “Salvation in a Chinese Context” on November 11 in Berkeley, CA. Register to attend in person or to receive a link to the recording!

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Free Webinar: “Confucian Shame in Christian Thinking”

Exploring the diverse ways that honor and shame affect our moral decision making as well as Paul’s use of these ideas within his letters.

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Seeing the Same China, but for Different Reasons

The Importance of Exegeting Our Christian Culture

It is possible to agree on many things about China, yet still talk past one another.

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10 Quotes from Jesus, the Path to Human Flourishing by I’Ching Thomas

The presenter for our upcoming webinar, "How Relevant is the Gospel for the Chinese."

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Challenged by Different Ways of Seeing, Part 2

Understanding believers with fear culture backgrounds—a story.

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Challenged by Different Ways of Seeing

Why we need to understand shame, fear, and guilt cultures. 


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.


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, and magnifying His name was simply another way of talking about honor and shame. 

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More Help in Understanding Contextualization

More on a new resource about contextualization, honor, and shame from Jackson Wu.

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Contextualization—a Training Tool

A new resource on contextualization, honor, and shame from Jackson Wu.