Today in the 31-Day Challenge we read…

“All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.” – Psalm 86:9

When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, it caused 3 major effects: honor was replaced by shame, innocence was replaced by guilt, and God’s power was replaced with fear. Today, we still find these 3 effects as the primary cultural drivers of worldview. The way we personally connect with the Gospel, understand it, and share it with others, is usually flavored by our preferred cultural driver. The real Good News is that Jesus came to restore all effects of the Fall, including reversing all three of these drivers. The Gospel is three dimensional. Do you recognize your primary cultural driver, and the one for those you hope to share God’s truth with? Has the Gospel been Good News for you in all 3 dimensions of your life?  How might you need to adjust your presentation of God’s Story to best fit the context you are working in?

Today’s challenge is to watch the “Honor & Shame 101” video below.

Optional Homework: Take The Culture test at  www.honorshame.com/theculturetest/

Follow Through

Here are some further resources, tools, and blog posts to help you tackle today’s Challenge more effectively.

Culture Map

Awhile back I came across a map from honorshame.com that shows different cultural perspectives around the world.  I thought it was a good way to visual the world we live...

Cultural Vantage Points

Have you ever wondered how cultures of the East and West (mis)perceive each other's values?  If you understood these differences in perspective, might you be in a better position to...

3D Gospel Conference

Have you ever considered that the Western church usually presents the Gospel in terms of forgiveness through the removal of guilt, but people in the Majority World tend to seek...

The Culture Test

Here’s another tool from the folks over at honorshame.com. It’s called The Culture Test, and it’s a free, 5 minute assessment tool for learning your primary cultural type. Think of it...

The 3D Gospel

Awhile back I came across a great book that challenged my view of how I experienced the Gospel personally, as well as how I share it with others.  “The 3D...