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25 Honor and Shame BT302

Course Description
The student will study the difference between guilt and shame with a focus upon a Biblical understanding of shame and its source with a focus on Philippines 2 (Konosis passage). The student will study the way that the Gospel of Love brings restoration to honour. This theology covers both personal and corporate honour and shame. The cultural aspects of honour and shame in Asia and the Pacific and their theological implications will be studied with the help of theologians from those areas. The way that humans attempt to avoid shame and acquire honour will be contrasted with the activity of God to remove shame and restore honour.

Course Rational

It is important to look at the process of the incarnation as revealed in the Konosis passage and to make this passage the central text for the course. Salvation is the restoration of honour –you are the heirs of God. True honour is found in relationship with God and restoration to the original intention of creation.


Program Outcomes from APR SOO


CP-1 Ability to communicate effectively in writing with cultural relevance.

CP-2 Ability to communicate effectively orally with cultural relevance.

CP-3 Ability to prepare Biblical messages for effective and sound Bible preaching.

CP-4 Ability to teach the Word of God.

CH-6 Ability to give value to the interrelated aspects (ethical, personal, social, and environmental) in the development of persons in any social structure.


CX-4 Basic ability to analyse and describe communities and churches.

CX-5 Basic ability to identify elements of culture.

CX-6 Ability to support missionary and trans-cultural principles.

Assessment and Evaluation

Primary Course Outcomes


Explain how the statement of Christ – if you love me you will keep my commands, applies to other loving relationships as well. CP-1 ACC

Explain how the Bible, the Manual and cultural expectations help solve or make worse problems that arise in a local church. Give several examples of how problems were or were not resolved. CX-1 ACC

Explain how the difference between Biblical understanding of forgiveness, restitution and trust compare and contrast with local cultural understandings and the impact on the accountability relationship.   CP-5 AC

Compare and contrast the difference between accountability and coercion or manipulation. CH-2 ACC


Demonstrate how to make an in-depth and evaluation of the most pressing issues for the church and community. CX-3 CED

Explain the most urgent needs and problems facing the community where the church is located. CX-4 CED


The pastor should be able to understand the biblical foundation of counseling and to explain the importance of knowing how to counsel people using the resources of the body of Christ. CN-10 CON

Demonstrate the ability to listen to others. He/she must practice active listening skills so that he/she can grasp the core problem or issues of the person they are talking with. CP-15 CON


The students demonstrate how to care for the growth of the disciples in applying the Word of God in everyday life. CP-34 DIS


The student demonstrates intentionally building and modeling strong and honest relationships with non-believers. CP-40 EVA

The student will develop contact points within the community that creates interaction with unbelievers. CN-17 EVA

The student will bring grace into others’ lives through helping to meet felt needs, being an example of righteous living, be able to explain the fallen state of man, sinful condition, and his need for salvation. CP-41 EVA


Identify various tangible ways the church can connect with the community. CP-52 ICO


Outcomes by Total and Percentage.






Course Outline

This course will discuss the following topics:

  1. Source of Honour
  2. Loss of Honour (shame)
  3. True restoration of Honour – Soteriology
  4. Human attempts for Honour – Culture