Jaskson Wu

All too often we speak of the incarnation as the action by which God sets his glory aside to embrace the shame that is the muck and dross of this world. No doubt, there’s some truth to that sentiment, though like many other things, there is something true in every half-truth.

The Problem of White Shame How does “white shame” factor into discussions about racism in America? What one means by the term “white shame” may vary, but I will focus on something particular. I do not indicate the idea that whites are ashamed of being white. Rather, by “white shame,” I refer to the shame…

“I sacrificed more by leaving the mission field.”  When my friend recently made this statement, I not only knew she was right; I recognized how few people realized the cost missionaries pay when returning to their home country. Far fewer churches and mission organizations talk about it. First of all, what does she mean? How…

Written by Jackson Wu, Mission ONE Theologian-in-Residence “I sacrificed more by leaving the mission field.” When my friend recently made this statement, I not only knew she was right; I recognized how few people realized the cost missionaries pay when returning to their home country. Far fewer churches and mission organizations talk about it. First…

Photo credit: Wikimedia/Poochan50 In this article, originally published here on January 22, 2020, Jackson Wu explores how honor shame cultures would benefit from leadership training that better aligns with their cultural context, versus a traditional Western perspective on leadership development that tends to be more individualistic in nature. Read the full article here.

Photo credit: Flickr/NIAID In this article, originally published here on January 28, 2020, Jackson Wu explores the tension governments often face between saving face and providing transparent communication to its citizens, within the current context of the Chinese government’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Wu asks Western readers to ponder how we might be more…

In this article, originally published here on February 3, 2020, Jackson Wu remarks how war and suffering typically expose the best and worst about human nature. Similarly, virus outbreaks seem to increasingly reveal the internal dynamics of Chinese culture. News outlets are reporting that the Chinese government is now using drones as a tool for…

In this article, originally published here on December 23, 2020, Jackson Wu discusses some of the translation complexities in the famous verse John 3:16, specifically in the Mandarin translation. He remarks that the meaning of the word “only” is very important here. Does it refer to God having a single begotten son, or does it…

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