New honor-shame curriculum aims to serve Christian leaders, workers, educators around the world

To address growing global interest concerning honor-shame in Christian ministry, we at Mission ONE are launching a webinar curriculum called “Journey of Discovery in Honor, Shame, and the Gospel”. 

The purpose of this class is to make available—globally and conveniently—a learning journey about “Honor, Shame, and the Gospel”. We want to help followers of Jesus Christ, cross-cultural workers, pastors, mission leaders, teams, ministry professionals and lay leaders of all kinds. Our desire is to help believers better contextualize the gospel in a way that is biblically faithful and culturally relevant.

The curriculum will be divided into three six-week units. The first six-week set of classes is “Unit A: Introducing honor-shame in Scripture and culture”—and begins April 5, 2018.

  • Class 1: April 5, 2018 / Honor-shame in the mission of God
  • Class 2: April 12, 2018 / Honor-status reversal as Bible motif
  • Class 3: April 19, 2018 / Love of honor
  • Class 4: April 26, 2018 / Two sources of honor—ascribed and achieved
  • Class 5: May 3, 2018 / Image of limited good
  • Class 6: May 10, 2018 / Challenge & riposte (honor competition)

I will serve as instructor. My book, The Global Gospel (2015) will be the primary text for the curriculum. The cost is $60 per unit of six-weekly classes. The webinar classes will last 60–75 minutes, available through the Internet webinar platform,

The curriculum design will be based on adult learning theory; four types of learning tasks will be incorporated: 1) inductive, 2) input, 3) implementation, and 4) integration.“ A free study guide will be made available for every participant as a PDF download.

“Journey of Discovery in Honor, Shame, and the Gospel” is a webinar curriculum to lead you into a deeper understanding about honor-shame dynamics in Scripture and culture—for the glory of God and the honor of all peoples.

Registration is now open. Learn more about this honor-shame curriculum by visiting Mission ONE’s webpage.