Author Archives: destinokristy

About destinokristy

A Latina, DestinoKristy served with Destino from 2008-2013.
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Have We Gone Too Fast?

"Raising up a generation of Latino and Hispanic leaders to change the world." This is the phrase that you see and hear often in Destino. It is our purpose, what we hope for and move towards. I've been thinking lately about ...

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Pursuing Peace Requires Challenging the Status Quo

And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them. Also the cow and the bear will graze, Their ...

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Are You Cloning or Discipling?

It was my senior year of college and I was heading to campus to pick up a student I was discipling in my bible study that year. Cory was a young believer when we met at the start of the ...

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The Need for Mutual Conversion

"Deje el mundo cambiarle y usted puede cambiar el mundo." (Let the world change you, and you can change the world) -The Motorcycle Diaries I heard this quote several years ago and have always loved it. I think why it resonates ...

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Changing Me in the City

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as ...

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The Space of Airplanes — Living in Liminality

I once heard a seminary professor tell a story about a conversation he had with his son. They had lived as missionaries in Poland for a number of years and had recently moved back in America when he asked his ...

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Is Empathy the Key to Creativity?

In Destino, we've talked a lot recently about creativity and our need to create something new in our movments. We don't do this for the sake of novelty or just because we like to be different, but we do this ...

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Rejecting Rejection: Belonging and the Kingdom

"All of you, especially those who have been rejected, are invited to come into the kingdom of my Father" - Galilean Journey This quote was running through my mind as I entered into San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio last month. ...

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Becoming A Believer Didn’t Take Away My Ethnicity

The following is a part of our series on Ethnic Identity. I remember several years ago taking a personality test that asked a series of questions connected to worldview in relation to God and humanity.  Essentially, each question related to how ...

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Why It Is Important To Grieve on Good Friday

"One of the most traditional and popular devotions in the Christian world is the Stations of the Cross...every generation of Christians, driven by some instinct of faith, has tried to retrace the steps of Jesus to Calvary, discovering that he ...

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What Are Your Eyes Reflecting Back?

"When a suppressed people looks into the eyes of the majority culture, they see reflected back either their own worth or inferiority."  As a student, I never gave my ethnicity much significance. I came to faith through a white evangelical church ...

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This Is Where I Live

If you have been a part of my organization for a while, you've probably seen a video called "This Is Where I Live". It's a recruiting video encouraging students to step out in faith and live in a new place ...

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Values That Shaped Destino Winter Conference

" The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set ...

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The Festive Prophetic – A “Both/And” Spirituality

I've been thinking lately about the phrase "festive prophesy" that I ran across in some writings by Fr. Virgilio Elizondo several months ago. He talked about how the Mexican-American identity embraced not just sorrow but also joy, and held the ...

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Who Gets To Tell The Story?

I've been thinking and hearing a lot about story.  Our organization's conference this summer highlighted story, I hear talks on how important it is, and I read blog posts about how to use storytelling to develop organizational identity. Just yesterday ...

Six Postures of Ethnic Minority Culture: Equal and Empowered Partnership

This is the last of five posts in a series on the newly released article, "Six Postures of Ethnic Minority Culture Towards Majority Culture". After reading the sixth posture please join the discussion in the comments. Posture #6: Equal and Empowered ...

Six Postures of Ethnic Minority Culture: Duty, Pleasing, and Unity and Assimilation

This is the fourth of five posts in a series on the newly released article, "Six Postures of Ethnic Minority Culture Towards Majority Culture". After reading the fourth and fifth postures please join the discussion in the comments. Posture #4: Duty ...

Six Postures of Ethnic Minority Culture: Silent and Resigned

This is the third of five posts in a series on the newly released article, "Six Postures of Ethnic Minority Culture Towards Majority Culture". After reading this third posture please join the discussion in the comments. Posture #3: Silent and Resigned The ...

Six Postures of Ethnic Minority Culture: Angry and Wounded

This is the second of five posts in a series on the newly released article, "Six Postures of Ethnic Minority Culture Towards Majority Culture". After reading this second posture please join the discussion in the comments. Posture #2: Angry and Wounded The ...

Six Postures Of Ethnic Minority Culture Towards Majority Culture

This fall I partnered together with staff from Epic, Impact, and Nations to create a new resource for ethnic minorities. Our goal was to create a paradigm that would allow for minority staff and students to describe their journey in ...