ANVIL: journal of theology and mission

Welcome to ANVIL: a journal of theology and mission.

This issue: Mission and shame

Editorial

Welcome to ANVIL: a journal of theology and mission. This issue: Mission and shame

Editorial

Sally Nash draws on years of experience in youth work, as well as her comprehensive understanding of shame, to suggest how we might engage with young people on this topic.

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“The loss of value that we experience through shame makes it difficult for us to be vulnerable and, therefore, creative.” Trevor Withers opened a pottery to help people overcome shame through creativity.

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Carlton Turner uses his experience of being of Black Bahamian descent to talk about the power of “Self-Negation” when considering shame in the discourse about race.

Structuring shame in the African Caribbean

Pioneers have a unique calling to encourage transformative reconciliation in the midst of shame. Catherine Matlock explores seven practices that can enable transformation.

Shame, reconciliation and the pioneer

“Honour and shame were both ubiquitous and crucial cultural values in the ancient world.” Judith Rossall explains that understanding honour-shame culture is vital for faithful Scriptural exegesis.

Biblical reflections on shame

Read Revd Linda Fletcher’s testimony of women discovering Jesus whilst processing their trauma.

Witness and co-creation with trauma survivors

CMS staff and mission practitioners reflect on helpful books and media that have shaped their own learning.

Book reviews

Links to past volumes of ANVIL, stretching right back to 1984. Many of these articles are now available online.

ANVIL archives

Contact the editors-in-chief: email Cathy Ross and Jonny Baker

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