Issue: Autumn 2022
Evangelism in an Honor-Shame Culture
The Old Testament contains powerful imagery for communicating the gospel in a shame culture
“They could not bear the shame of letting down the ancestors by discontinuing their Buddhist memorial services”
Learning to live out kingdom values in Japan
Seeing mankind’s condition in light of Japan’s shame culture is a bridge for communicating the gospel
But Jesus’s feet are not! How Jesus cleanses our guilt and shame
Honor and shame in Kitamori’s Theology of the Pain of God
Our cultural context influences how we minister, but our eyes should remain fixed on Christ
Three missionaries from Germany learned together about shame and how to preach about it
Results from the 2022 member care survey
Have you ever wondered what a spiritual retreat might look like?
The Holy Spirit leads us to divine appointments for friendship and faith-sharing
Reasons why a missionary might find a life coach useful
Introducing a helpful book about ministry outside of Western cultures
An introduction to QR codes as a ministry tool
No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions / Suffering Wisely and Well: The Grief of Job and the Grace of God / Humbled: Welcoming the Uncomfortable Work of God
Using concepts that can be examined with our senses makes our writing easier to understand
“If your day is hemmed in with prayer, it is less likely to come unraveled.” — Cynthia Lewis1
“If I didn’t believe in God, I would be dead many times over,” shares Misako...
Decreasing population, declining birthrate, an aging population, a society with high mortality—these truths have of...