The Idol’s Temple and the Insider Movement Paradigm

Doug Coleman 1 Corinthians 8-10, Cross Cultural Ministry, Insider Movement, Missiology Leave a Comment

I previously mentioned Kevin Higgins’ article on 1 Corinthians 8-10. My article on this passage has now been published in the latest edition of Global Missiology. You can read it online here. My article is not a response to Higgins per se, as I had planned to published the article before I saw Higgins’. However, I do interact with some …

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Some Further Thoughts on Sin, Honor, and Shame

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In a previous post I raised a question about the honor/shame paradigm. Jackson Wu was kind enough to respond with some helpful thoughts. Below are some follow up comments. Let me say again that my purpose in raising these questions is not to object to the use of honor/shame language or to defend a guilt/innocence paradigm. As I mentioned in …

Doug ColemanSome Further Thoughts on Sin, Honor, and Shame

A Sincere Question about Honor and Shame

Doug Coleman Cross Cultural Ministry, Missiology 6 Comments

The concept of honor/shame, and its implications for ministry have gained increasing attention in recent years. Jayson Georges explains the concept via the HonorShame.com web site. Jackson Wu wrote his PhD dissertation on the concept and has published a number of articles on the topic. This past week, Ed Stetzer shared several guests posts on his blog looking at honor …

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Is ISIS Really Islamic…and does it Matter?

Doug Coleman Islam, Missiology 4 Comments

Recently a debate has developed around the question of whether the terrorist group ISIS is really Islamic. Part of this has been stirred by President Obama’s denial that ISIS are “religious leaders,” and his unwillingness to call them Islamic. A lengthy piece just published in The Atlantic suggests that ISIS does indeed have a legitimate claim to the Islamic label, …

Doug ColemanIs ISIS Really Islamic…and does it Matter?

Global Missiology

Doug Coleman Acts 15, Cross Cultural Ministry, Insider Movement, Islam, Missiology Leave a Comment

The newest edition of Global Missiology (GM) has been published. GM is a free online missiology journal with quality contributions from scholars and practitioners. This latest edition includes an article from me on Acts 15 in light of the Insider Movement paradigm. This chapter has been one of the most commonly cited texts in support of Insider Movements. My main …

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