Jackson’s article “Have Theologians No Sense of Shame?” sparked some deep discussion on how to understand shame in Scripture. Sacred, social, and psychological shame are all present in the Bible, but figuring out what’s what can be messy. Our discussion on subjective versus objective shame will clear up the muddy waters.
Apart from the high-level discussion about shame, there are also implications for groundwork living. For example, understanding shame more clearly will help us have wisdom in choosing what gospel narratives to tell and to whom.
Want to do deeper?
Jackson Wu, “Have Theologians No Sense of Shame? How the Bible Reconciles Objective and Subjective Shame” Themelios
Te-Li Lau’s Defending Shame
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