Tag: Cultural Insight

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.   With love, The Downing Family Friend we need your support!…

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…

Venezuela

As we witness the fall of yet another socialist country in real-time, what are the implications for Venezuela’s neighbors? How are Venezuelans treated in Ecuador? How can we pray? This Cultural insight is ripped right from the headlines. We invite you to click on…

Cultural Insight: Personal Space

Do you ever get the feeling you don’t fit in? Sometimes missionaries feel as though they are straddling two cultures and not blending into either. Here is a recent experience about using the standard of one culture in another culture. Enjoy.   Love, The…

Cultural Insight: Blood Sport

Sometimes cultural differences are uncomfortable. Today we discuss a common blood sport in Ecuador.     Love, The Downings

Cultural Insight: Time

Is it odd that people who live with Eternity in mind care so much about time? Today’s cultural insight explores the Ecuadorian concept of time.   Love, The Downings To learn about hot and cold cultures click here!

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!     With love, The Downings

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? With love, The Downings…

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

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…

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