2021 Event in August Has Been Cancelled
We hope to return in 2022. Registrations for a daytime continuing education were not filled and therefore Dr. Bahkou will not be in town for this scheduled community event. Thank you for your understanding and patience.



"Proclaiming the Message of the Gospel in a Culture Dominated by Shame and Honor"
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Resurrection Lutheran Church
100 W. Lochmere Dr., Cary, NC

Gather for two evenings to learn more about Muslims and the Gospel moving from challenges to opportunities for knowing our Muslim neighbors.


Anthropologist Eugene Nida, in his book Customs and Cultures, argues that the various cultures of the world could be differentiated through three primary cultural distinctives: fear, guilt and shame. These three elements are present in all cultures, but their importance varies dramatically among various cultures. These three guiding principles of cultures come into even greater delineation when we pair them with the positive virtues these negative factors contrast. If fear, for example, is most regarded, then the qualities that will be most admired and sought in a positive light might be power and strength. If guilt is regarded as the most significant concern, then what a culture might seek above all else is freedom or justice. If shame is the greatest curse in society, then what is sought more than anything else is a sense of honor.  Knowing who guiding cultural principals shapes our articulation of the Gospel permits us to be a more effective witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Seminar Presenter

Rev. Dr. Abjar Bahkou of Concordia Seminary

St. Louis, MO 


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