Category: Cultural Insight

Cultural Insight: The Virgen Of El Quinche

Why does Ecuador need missionaries? This legend of La Raina Del El Quinche will give you some insight into the matter!

 

 

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Cultural Insight: Until When….?

Today’s cultural insight comes in the form of a story. The legend of Father Almeida tells a story of sin and redemption. Just click play below to be regaled with local Ecuadorian  lore.

 

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Cultural Insight: Kapak Urku

Folklore is an important part of understanding the historical underpinnings and thought processes of a culture. In today’s podcast we share the story of Kapak Urku, Mama Tungurahua and Taita Chimborazo. What cultural insight can you glean from the story?

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Do you know that every Wednesday we post a ministry story? Click here to catch up with us on our mission path!

Cultural Insight: Syncretism

What do the Inca, the Conquistadores, the cult of Pachamama and Mariolatry have in common? Find out by listening to today’s Cultural Insight podcast.

 

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Rumicucho is one of the “high places” the Conquistadors destroyed.

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Cultural Insight: Cooking on Volcanic Rock

In today’s cultural insight podcast we explore the Ecuadorian tradition of cooking on volcanic rock.

 

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Click here to listen to our cult insight about idioms.

Cultural Insight: Abortion

Ecuador’s conservative abortion laws have been called “violence against women” by leftist groups. It is odd that no one seems to call out the inherent violence against babies brought about by liberalized abortion laws.

We pray that this will be the generation who sees abortion for what it truly is and abolishes it.

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Cultural Insight: Voting

Ecuador is a country the same size of the State of Colorado. It has five branches of national government and tons of bureaucracy. Their are over 13 million eligible voters and everyone must vote. Ecuador currently has 279 political parties and movements. Voting day is quite interesting. Today’s podcast gives a little more insight.

 

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If you would like to hear a Podcast about the flood of Venezuelans in Ecuador please click here!

Cultural Insight: Assumptions

 

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What statement would you think the driver of this truck is trying to make? What does your cultural context tell you? 

Now that you have in your mind what the photo above means listen to the podcast below to see if you are right.

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