August 15, 2017
These are resources mentioned in this edition of Facilitating the Mission. Much of what was covered today was originally presented at the Honor and Shame Conference held in Wheaton Illinois this summer. The theme of the conference was Reframing the Gospel for the 21st Century; Understanding Honor and Shame. Sign up for the newsletter at HonorShame.com to keep up with blog posts and information about future conferences.
Here is a list of titles Jeff recommended for a deeper dive into the topic of ministry in honor and shame based cultures:
Here are links to previous podcasts in this series:
July 31, 2017
American missionaries need a framework for understanding how people in other cultures treat each other, how to interact, and how to communicate in honor-based cultures.
This podcast is the second half of “Honor and Shame,” a talk Jeff Jackson gave at Calvary Chapel Bible College (Costa Mesa Extension) in the spring of 2016. For this series, we’ve grabbed some audio from our language and culture resources page.
In part two, Jeff expands on the differences between American culture and culture in most of the rest of the world.
Here's a link to part one in this series.
July 19, 2017
For this podcast, we’ve grabbed some audio from our language and culture resources page. This is the first half of “Honor and Shame”, a talk Jeff gave at Calvary Chapel Bible College (Costa Mesa Extension) in the spring of 2016.
In this message, Jeff Jackson defines the difference between American culture and culture in most of the rest of the world.
photo credit: CAPITOL STANDARD
June 5, 2017
In part three of our series about missionary reentry, Jeff Jackson interviews Susan Mondok about coming home from the mission field from a woman's point of view. In the first two parts of this series, we mostly looked at the issue from a male point of view, and Susan helps round the discussion out nicely since there are many layers to this issue. Susan also talks about the adjustment her teenaged children had to make when coming back to school and church in the States.
May 23, 2017
In this podcast, the second in this series about the phenomenon known as re-entry, we learn that it is a reality. Often missionaries go to the field thinking their biggest challenge will be adjusting to and learning a new culture on a foreign field. But the startling reality is this: coming home can be and often is more a bigger adjustment than going to the mission field.
If you need to get caught up, click here to listen to part one of this series.
May 8, 2017
In Part One of this series, Jeff Jackson introduces listeners to the reality of re-entry. Most people are surprised to learn that coming back to the States and American culture after serving for a term, whether short or extended, in the foreign field, is difficult. It seems the biggest shock to the system and senses would occur when a missionary arrives on the field. But the truth is, coming home is not necessarily a home coming.
April 24, 2017
What can we do, as representatives of the Kingdom of God, to serve refugees? In the fourth installment in this four part series about refugees, Jeff Jackson discusses what can be done practically to have a long-term, Gospel impact on refugees in your community.
Jeff mentions a few resources as he works through this talk and we want to make them easy for you to access.
First, Jeff mentions VOLAGs, which are voluntary resettlement agencies. Here's a link. Jeff expands on this in greater detail in previous parts of this series, specifically Part One. For you edification, here are links to Part Two and Part Three, as well.
Second, Jeff mentions a teaching by Pastor Ed Compean, when giving Ed credit for coining expose, engage, entangle. These are the steps, says Ed, that God takes us through as He exposes His people to others in a cross-cultural setting. Watch Ed's teaching here.
Finally, when mentioning presence, practice, and proclamation, Jeff tips his hat to Jim Whitty. Learn more about Jim's work here.
April 10, 2017
In this podcast, Jeff Jackson looks at refugees and the responsibility of Christians in light of citizenship within the Kingdom of God.
Click here to listen to the first part in this series.
Click here to listen to part two.