Archive for December, 2012

The poet Dante Alighieri wrote the Divine Comedy in the 14th century. The Comedy’s three parts – the Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise – chronicle the poet’s mystical journey among the spirits. There is an introspective element of the Comedy as Dante examines his past and future, questions conventional truths, and explores mysteries of the faith. […]


Here in the Mercado Cuatro district of Asunción, craftsmen prepare pesebres (crêches) to celebrate the joy of Christmas. We wish you much happiness as once more the familiar cast of characters – shepherds, angels, kings, animals, parents, and child – comes to life in your home and faith community. Merry Christmas!


“For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.” Psalm 139:13-14 One of the gems associated with the Disciples of Christ in Paraguay and Argentina is the Primera […]


The three lenses of adapting, grafting, and transforming can help us understand the relationship between Christianity and culture. Yet, I would also suggest two additional possibilities: link and respond. At the beginning, Christianity linked Jewish and Greek culture, and quickly expanded to include others as well. In the meeting of cultures through Christian praxis, we […]