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Written by Jackson Wu, Mission ONE Theologian-in-Residence Many have talked about how stressful life has become since the coronavirus hit America. Schedules and routines are upended. People feel on edge. For me, however, the past week or so has felt strangely familiar, almost like putting on an old well-worn sweatshirt. Public Domain Upon reflection, I…

Written by Jackson Wu, Mission ONE Theologian-in-Residence Perhaps you are feeling useless and unproductive because you are self-quarantined or keeping your distance from others. After all, you might ask, what can I do while locked up in my home? This post suggests 6 ways you can make an impact on the world while social distancing….

In this article, originally published here on September 17, 2018, Werner Mischke breaks down five misunderstandings about honor-shame and explains why they are incorrect or incomplete. Read the full article here.

This article was originally published in the October – December 2018 issue of EMQ (Evangelical Missions Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 4). In the article, Werner Mischke explores how the New Testament addresses the thorny issue of rivalry and honor competition. Additionally, he asks, what might we learn that applies to our own mission teams and…

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…

This week we are highlighting our partners that minister in Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. This team focuses on house to house evangelism and church planting. This week we want to focus on a story of one man in their community who responded to the call the Lord put on his heart for his community. Joseph…

There are many things that we can learn from the Global church, one of the most beautiful being the evidence of the Gospel at work in the unity of the church. We are grateful for the example of this unity in Christ from our partners in the Middle East. “Our church has been greatly blessed…

In September 2019, I presented “An Honor-Bearing Gospel for Shame-Fueled Crises,” at the annual conference of EMS (Evangelical Missiological Society). The article is to be printed in early 2020 in Missio Dei Journal. The audio from the presentation can be found here. A link to the full text can be found below. A short summary follows: This…

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