Monthly Archives: October 2011

Wrong Way

One of the Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made In Leading Destino

It was a conversation that started like any other. Little did I know that by the end of it I would be making one of my biggest mistakes in ministry. I had just finished my first year of leading a Destino ...

McDonalds Chicken Strips

McDonalds is Ethnic Food and Other Recent Resources from Intervarsity

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship has fantastic resources in the area of multiethnicity and ethnic minority ministry. Books such as Being Latino in Christ and Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World have been huge in my own journey as ...

donttakemyparents

America’s Broken Immigration System

This past week the PBS program Frontline debuted a powerful documentary on America's broken immigration system. "Lost in Detention" exposed abuses in the immigration detention centers around the country. The episode also shed a powerful light on the human side ...

miracle formula

There is No Formula for a Successful Destino Movement

This blog post is born out of a really hard week in ministry, but I don't want to move quickly past this place of struggle.  Here are my thoughts: In Destino, we often have people ask us for a step-by-step formula ...

dia de muertos

Sharing the Gospel through Día de los Muertos

The smell of cempasuchitl (Mexican marigolds) would often take over the busyness and pollution of the city. It signified the beginning of a colorful celebration that I did not fully understand, but certainly enjoyed.  As a child, Día de Los ...

Culturally Relevant or Culturally Captive?

Has the Western, American church become culturally captive to a certain way of doing Christianity? In 2009 Professor Soong-Chan Rah wrote a powerful book, "The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity", exploring this question. Have we in America ...

comunidad

Comunidad and Leadership

I just recently finished reading Henri Nouwen's book In the Name of Jesus.  In it he talked about different temptations Christian leaders face. The one that stuck out to me had to do with what Nouwen called the temptation of ...

nationalguard

Contextualizing Recruiting

Driving to and from campus I spend a lot of time listening to the radio. A recent Public Service Announcement by the National Guard got me thinking about how I do recruiting in Destino. I'm white, so I've grown up with ...

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Meet a Dreamer

One of the beautiful parts about working with Destino is getting to know and love undocumented students, otherwise known as "Dreamers". They are beautiful, wonderful, talented youth who were brought to the U.S. by their parents and now have an ...

Bridge People

Bicultural People and Missions

We've just uploaded an article to our resources section that takes a Biblical look at the unique role bicultural people have played in the cause of world missions. Once you see this part of God's plan you begin to realize ...