Category Archives: Crossing Cultures

We live a unique life, never fully “normal” in any country.

A Life Snippet – Constant Tension

As with any job, our work has its ongoing tensions.  One of these is material possessions.  General ministry principles encourage cross-cultural workers not to live too far above or too far below those to whom you are ministering.  The unique … Continue reading

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Cultural Quibbles

It is strange to be in a land where many oddities are familiar after spending ten years in Nepal.  Blaring horns and pounding drums in the middle of the night celebrating a wedding or a guru.  Waking up to the … Continue reading

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Learning more than language…

We are just finishing two weeks of India-living… and our first week of Hindi-learning.  As if acquiring all new verbs, adjectives and nouns is not a big enough bite to chew on, it is becoming quite obvious that living here in … Continue reading

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Bicultural

“When one adapts to a new culture, he or she becomes a bicultural person.  Bicultural people really live in two worlds.  They are part of two cultures and are never fully adjusted when they are in one or the other.  … Continue reading

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…doesn’t even begin to compare!

On Sunday in church, one brother shared who was departing the next day for Thailand.  After language school, he and his family are planning to adopt the way of life of Thailand’s “sea gypsies” – a group I know nothing … Continue reading

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