Honor and Shame

How can women around the globe, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable, challenge patriarchal thinking? By “patriarchy,” I refer to a system of rules, customs, and assumptions that preserve or prioritize the rights and power of men over those of women. One key component to combat patriarchy within society and the church is first understanding…

SIX WAYS THE BIBLE UNDERMINES RACISM: (#3) THE SURPASSING WORTH OF KNOWING CHRIST JESUS MY LORD This is my third post in this series. I am addressing how the gospel of Christ offers a cure to the pathologies of racism and tribalism. #1: All Gentiles are born “strangers and aliens” #2: The atonement kills hostility between peoples…

Six ways the Bible undermines racism: (#2) The atonement kills hostility between peoples This is my second post in a series on how the gospel of Christ offers a cure to the pathologies of racism and tribalism. My first post in the series, “All Gentiles are born ‘strangers and aliens’”, is here. A small part of this second…

Six ways the Bible undermines racism: #1 All Gentiles are born “strangers and aliens” With this post I begin a series on how the gospel of Christ offers a cure to the pathologies of racism and tribalism. This blog post is adapted from my forthcoming article in Missio Dei Journal: “An Honor-Bearing Gospel for Shame-Fueled…

Written by Werner Mischke, Mission ONE Vice President I presented “An Honor-Bearing Gospel for Shame-Fueled Crises,” at the annual conference of EMS (Evangelical Missiological Society) in Dallas, Texas on September 14, 2019. The EMS theme for 2019 was “Mission Amid Global Crises.” Here is the audio (27 min). The article is slated to be published in early 2020 in Missio Dei…

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…

Written by Jackson Wu, Mission ONE Theologian-in-Residence Being in a family during the quarantine. Working on a team. Having a spouse and kids. Even without the coronavirus, life always brings us new challenges to our character. Credit: flickr/AnantRohankar No Christian seriously contests the idea that the cross of Jesus ought to shape how we live….

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.

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