How important is a good understanding of the cultural world of the early Christians? This article wants to examine carefully Jesus' encounter with some of his adversaries narrated in Mark 11:27-33. The author highlights the way that the values of honour and shame functioned in Mediterranean culture, and illumines the text at crucial points.
This article gives some thought to the multi-faceted nature of shame, and shows how Christ enters into the lives of the shamed.
This volume wants to help men with their daily battle against sexual sins and immorality. Chapter 1 describes the situation men are left in after sexual sin as a “wasteland.” Sexual sin results in desolation. It cannot make good on its promises of excitement and pleasure. It delivers discontent and insatiable craving.
Shame has its ultimate source in sin. However, not all shame comes as a result of sinning. This article shows the many ways in which shame expresses itself and how the Bible speaks about this shame.
Fashion trends are everywhere. How should Christians think about the way they dress? This article addresses the daughters of God, discussing clothing and modesty. The author looks at the biblical perspective on nakedness as being linked to shame. Is there a spiritual significance to this act of covering the skin?
Due to the Fall, all individuals experience shame. This article discusses a right and wrong approach to dealing with feelings of shame.