Cultural Transitions

Some of the struggles we have in going…

April 4, 2017

We all face numerous struggles in going to and living in another culture. But our struggles are all so normal. What is interesting is to discover that we aren’t alone in this. Even the Apostles faced similar struggles in their lives. This post we want to look at one Apostle in particular, and look at his…

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A new world, a new set of values – wrong? or just different?

May 18, 2016

Homo sum humani a me nihil alienum puto – this is a Latin saying (dating back to 160 BCE) that roughly means “I am a human being, so nothing human is strange to me.” It is a motto advocating for respecting people and cultures that are different from our own. It is a nice saying,…

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How are we to react when we experience opposition?

October 3, 2014

Our Interserve Partners work in restricted access areas. We call these areas The Hard Places. This is because there is a degree of opposition to biblical faith and to Jesus’ followers in these areas. I encountered this opposition. Though most people were kind and incredibly hospitable, a minority viewed me with a bit of hostility. There…

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Crossing Cultures: Who are we becoming?

August 20, 2013

Living and working interculturally can take its toll on our emotions. There are so many things that are different in a new culture. Simply walking into a store requires emotional energy. Stores in our host countries don’t operate the same like stores in our passport countries. The stores don’t have the commodities we are used…

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