Don’t miss the first Honor-Shame Conference!
You are invited to the inaugural conference of the Honor-Shame Network—a community to learn and work together for the sake of the gospel. Professors and educators, pastors and thought leaders, cross-cultural workers and creatives, professional practitioners and others will gather at Wheaton College in June 2017.
Can the gospel of Jesus Christ better engage today’s world—from unreached people groups to secular postmoderns to global refugees? Could the gospel receive a better hearing with people caught in a world of sin and shame … cynicism and alienation … violence and displacement … defilement and exclusion … consumerism and emptiness … lostness in all its dimensions?
How might we reframe the gospel in a way that is both biblically faithful and culturally meaningful? This is why our conference theme is, “Honor, Shame and the Gospel: Reframing Our Message for 21st Century Ministry”.
Mark your calendars: June 19–21, 2017
What are the aims of the conference?
- Facilitate a networking and learning environment with leaders from a variety of disciplines and nations.
- Seed new teams and projects around the world—to engage in research, experimentation and the development of new ministry resources.
- Move toward normalizing honor-shame as an essential component of theological and missiological discourse—and gospel contextualization.
Join us to reflect upon and explore what “honor-shame” means for a range of Christian disciplines—from theology to missiology, from pastoral ministry to orality, from counseling to the worship arts. The network conference will feature plenary sessions, round-table discussions, workshops, and collaborative learning experiences.
“In order to truly reflect the promises of Christ in a contextualized manner, we must use the keys to each culture in our gospel witness. Honor/Shame cultures are all around us. The more we understand those who embrace this worldview, the better we will become at engaging them with the hope of the gospel in ways they will most respond to. This conference is very timely as our world becomes more globalized and pained under the weight of sin.” –Laurie Nichols, managing editor, EMQ; communications director, Billy Graham Center for Evangelism