Posts Tagged ‘Easter’

“Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here.” (Mark 16:6) As we enter Easter and celebrate the Resurrection, let’s take a moment to consider once more Christianity’s interplay with culture. Dr. Pagan and others have noted that when missionaries introduce Christianity […]


We’re happy to report that, even though it’s not spring here, the species Rabbitus resurrectus has a wider geographical range than we had expected: several sightings of the shy long-eared creature—and his peculiar chocolate droppings—were made over the Easter season in Argentina and Paraguay.


Easter in the northern hemisphere is synonymous with the arrival of spring. We draw upon images of budding daffodils and hopping bunnies to celebrate Christ’s emergence from the tomb because the new life around us reminds us of our new lives in Jesus. In Argentina and Paraguay however, Easter inaugurates autumn. No crocuses, tulips, or […]


Easter Mangoes

15Apr12

“In the Morning When I Rise, Give Me Jesus” -African American Spiritual Was it more than a coincidence? We were sitting in the yard outside Lambaré’s Disciples of Christ church, enjoying the congregation’s annual Good Friday campfire and taking in the words of a visiting pastor. He was exhorting us to choose Jesus and not the […]


A Good Friday

14Apr12

Our blessings and good wishes to everyone who just celebrated Easter, and to those who are wrapping up Passover. Here in the southern hemisphere, we split our Holy Week time between Paraguay and Argentina. On Good Friday, we attended the service of the Last Seven Words in Lambaré, Paraguay. “Seven words” refers to the seven […]