Things That Cannot Be Moved // Madrid, Spain, and the Gospel

There is no doubt that Catholicism has played a huge role throughout the lives of the Spanish people for centuries. The current state of spirituality and distaste for religiosity, in general, and the Christian message, in particular, among Madrileños has been irrevocably wedded to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco and the power of the Catholic […]

Excursions in Spain

Mini-Trip to Spain (Partially written while traveling) I’m (Krista) waiting for some new acquaintances (cross-cultural workers) to arrive at the restaurant and am enjoying a moment to sit and watch the lull of the city go by in front of me through large metal-framed windows. The only thing atypical about this is that I’m sitting […]

From {Texas} with Love: Culture Shock

Culture Shock: n. the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes. When I (Edu) think about culture shock, one of the first things that comes to mind is the church culture here. From what I have observed, there are various pastors, […]

Nonsense

In learning a new language, we often compare everything to the one we already know. For example, cow in English. Vaca in Spanish. You take the word you know and assign a new word to it. However, as most people who live in a second culture find, hardly anything ever translates literally. It is more the […]