Yalitza, Brown-face, and Colorism

Yalitza & Brown-face A little over a week ago millions of Americans tuned into the Oscars. I enjoy movies as much as the next person but it’s been at least a decade since I watched the famed award ceremony. What brought me out of this decade long Oscar drought? One woman, Yalitza Aparicio Martínez. Yalitza […]

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Review: The Mestizo Augustine

In The Mestizo Augustine Justo González compares the mestizaje of Latino theology to the life of the church father Augustine of Hippo. Mestizaje is a term in Spanish that pejoratively describes a person of mixed ancestry. For example, this applies directly to a Latino that is Mexican-American. Justo González argues that the mestizaje that is […]

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Passion and Vision for LaVoz

Our Journey Angela and I became Christians 15 years ago. From the start of our new lives in Christ, we’ve had a heart to see the gospel go to multi-ethnic, low-income, neighborhoods and communities, like the one we grew up in. 5 years ago as we asked God how we could root our lives and […]

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God’s Heart For Immigrant Families

The goal of this post is to help evangelical churches move toward compassion for families that have been impacted by President Trump’s immigration policies. At the time of writing (June 2018) President Trump has signed an executive order to stop separating families attempting to cross our border. This is a great first step, however it […]

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Review: Cross-Cultural Servanthood

Summary Duane Elmer in Cross Cultural Servanthood walks the reader through a three-part journey in understanding the role servanthood plays in cross cultural ministry. Cross Cultural Servanthood builds on each of the three sections in helping the reader understand basic perspectives of servanthood, the process of servanthood, and the challenges of servanthood. In part one basic perspectives, Duane Elmer […]

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Review: Cross-Cultural Connections

Summary             In Cross-Cultural Connections author Duane Elmer takes the reader on a five-part walk through in how to engage in relationships cross culturally. This book presents a unique opportunity for readers to have an opportunity to understand what engaging in a cross cultural context entails from start to finish. Each section is developed to help the reader […]

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Review: The Gospel in Human Contexts

Summary The Gospel in Human Contexts is a three part nine-chapter book that takes an in depth look at the role of anthropology in contemporary missions. Author Paul G. Hiebert shows his expertise as he methodically lays a theoretical foundation in chapters one through three, exegetes human behavior in chapters three through seven, and the intersection […]

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