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Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures: Biblical Foundations and Practical Essentials

Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures: Biblical Foundations and Practical Essentials

by Mark D. Baker and Jayson Georges

Many a Westerner has had a cross-cultural experience of honor and shame. First there are those stuttering moments in the new social landscape. Then after missed cues and social bruises comes the revelation that this culture—indeed much of the world—runs on an honor-shame operating system. When Western individualism and its introspective conscience fails … Read more…

Proclaiming the Scandal of the Cross Contemporary Images of the Atonement

Proclaiming the Scandal of the Cross Contemporary Images of the Atonement

by Mark D. Baker

Because many modern Christians can offer a reasonable explanation of the meaning of Jesus' death on the cross, they find it hard to understand the confusion displayed by the disciples after the events in the last pages of the Gospels. But if Paul were alive today, he would find it inexplicable that we modern believers are not scandalized by the cross.Pro… Read more…

Recovering the Scandal of the Cross Atonement in New Testament and Contemporary Contexts

Recovering the Scandal of the Cross Atonement in New Testament and Contemporary Contexts

by Joel B. Green and Mark D. Baker

For the first-century Roman world the cross was first and foremost an instrument of shameful and violent execution. But early Christians, who had seen their world upended by the atoning power of the cross of Christ, came to view it in an entirely different light. Deeply scandalous, it was paradoxically glorious. For the cross of Christ marked the epochal sav… Read more…