Stones to Bread
Intercultural Fiesta Fail
No one at the fiesta that day would have mistaken me for anything but what I am. I'm relieved. Whatever borders I cross next—whether countries or church pews—I can give up the guilty fiction that I can become the other. I do know, however, that I can at least be among the other. There, among the women, I hope they marveled, as I did, that redemption is so wide it even includes a middle-aged gringa with bad Spanish and stinky feet.
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Other Christianity Today articles related to missions and ministry include:
Portland's Quiet Abolitionists | Leading the liberal city's efforts to halt child trafficking is a network of dedicated Christians. Just don't go advertising it. (This Is Our City, October 31, 2011)
Missionary Money: Easier to Give, Worth Less than Ever | The new challenges of missions donations. (October 25, 2011)
The Foot-Washers of Ethiopia | A mysterious disease, misdiagnosed for decades, finds healing in Christian hands. (May 31, 2011)
Previous articles and columns by Leslie Leyland Fields include:
A Wordless Presence | Where spit, blood, and sweat are to be found, so is God. (September 14, 2011)
The Power and the Glamour| Searching for Beauty amid Hollywood's beautiful people. (July 25, 2011)
People of the Nook| What Bible smartphone apps tell us about the Book. (May 16, 2011)
A Feast Fit for the King| Returning the growing fields and kitchen table to God. (November 5, 2010)
The Myth of the Perfect Parent| Why the best parenting techniques don't produce Christian children. (January 8, 2010)
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