Category: Cultural Insight

Cultural Insight: Idioms

One way to gain insight into a culture is by understanding the idioms they use. In this cultural insight we explore Ecuadorian idioms. With much love, the Downings

La Reina Del El Quinche

Friends, this post was first published in May of 2019. Why does Ecuador need missionaries? This legend of La Reina Del El Quinche will give you some insight into the matter! With love, The Downings

Water

Friends, this post was first published in July of 2019. The wellspring of the Gospel is powerful and freely flows into every culture. As you will find out on this episode of our mission path podcast living water speaks profoundly to the hearts of… Continue Reading “Water”

Cultural Insight: Rumicucho

Friends, this post was first published in February of 2019. With much love, The Downings

Food

Have you ever considered how important food was in the ministry of Jesus? We see that the context of many of Christ’s interactions involved food. What does our Holy God incarnate have in common with sinners? Food. And the good news is that the… Continue Reading “Food”

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. Rumicucho is one of the “high places” the Conquistadors destroyed. with much love, the Downings What is the church? Click here… Continue Reading “Syncretism”

Cultural Insight: Bull Taunt

In many cultures bull fighting is popular. Here is our cultural insight about this event in Ecuador. With Love, The Downings

The Legend Of Cantuña

We understand foreign culture in several ways. One way is by understanding the legends and folklore. Listen to today’s podcast about the legend of Cantuña. What does it tell you about the Ecuadorian culture? Love, The Downing Family

Class

Why is the USA called the land of opportunity? Do you know the difference between a class based and classless society? This cultural insight podcast sheds some light on this subject.   What does the sign say in our featured photo? “We are looking… Continue Reading “Class”

Cultural Insight 7: Food

Have you ever considered how important food was in the ministry of Jesus? We see that the context of many of Christ’s interactions involved food. What does our Holy God incarnate have in common with sinners? Food. And the good news is that the… Continue Reading “Cultural Insight 7: Food”

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