I once had an Indian friend tell me about a situation where she gave an American a ride home. When they arrived, the woman thanked her for the ride, got out of the car, and went inside her home. My friend was perplexed and somewhat offended. “Why didn’t she invite me inside?” she thought. Do … Read moreWhy Didn’t She Invite Me Inside?
A few years ago, I was introduced to cultural comics, and I LOVED them! I couldn’t believe no one had told me that whole blogs are based on cultural cartoons. Now I get some cartoons sent to my inbox so that I can read more than serious articles about what’s going on in the world. … Read moreLearning Through Cultural Comics
Join us on February 11 from 2-5 p.m. at West County Assembly of God for BUILDING BRIDGES, a celebration of the rich cultural traditions that exist throughout the St. Louis metro area. This year’s multicultural festival includes a wide range of performing arts from around the world. Here’s a sneak preview of artists on the … Read moreBuilding Bridges: A Cultural Celebration
Once when I was listening to the radio, the announcer stated that he didn’t feel like it was Christmas; he wondered why he felt that way. He thought maybe it was because the weather was warm or because the stores start setting out Christmas decor so early. (If you don’t live in the U.S., you … Read moreEpiphany: The Traditional End of the Christmas Season
Although Advent is an extremely old Christian tradition, it is relatively new to the evangelical calendar. In fact, I didn’t learn about Advent until I was an adult, and I attended church throughout my teen years! However, these days it’s quite common for American churches of all denominations to have advent wreaths, and many families … Read moreWhy Do Christians Celebrate Advent?