Category Archives: Hispanic Culture

Reaching Hispanics in the US: Demographics and General Beliefs

This workshop was given at our church. The purpose is to understand who Hispanics are, their characteristics, religious beliefs, their growth in the US (demographics) and how we can engage them with the Gospel of Christ. 2. Hispanics in America A. Demographic facts, trends and implications to reach them B. Hispanic Generations in the US […]

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Reaching Hispanics in the US: History and General Characteristics

This workshop was given at our church. The purpose is to understand who Hispanics are, their characteristics, religious beliefs, their growth in the US (demographics) and how we can engage them with the Gospel of Christ. The outline for this section is: Introduction • My Story • Reaching Hispanics in the New Samaria Understanding Hispanics […]

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Machismo, Men and Fathers in Hispanic Culture

Machismo, Men and Fathers in Hispanic Culture I grew up without a father. I have expressed some thoughts about this in several of my posts. Looking at my own experience, my concept of a father was at best neutral. In other words, I had no idea what a father was until I was a teen […]

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Hispanics in the US and the Implications for Christian Churches

As a bi-literate Hispanic (a 1.5 Hispanic) living in two worlds, both the Hispanic and the American, I find if fascinating what is happening in the United States in regards to demographics. Recent demographics reveal some important facts in the Hispanic culture. These have implications when it comes how we approach and minister to them […]

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Becoming Learners of Cultures and Ethnicities

Being a Hispanic American, and having been part of two cultures and languages most of my life, I have learned a few things that can help us in relating to other cultures. These are simple things to keep in mind and practice to become intentional learners of other people’s cultures. 1. Be proactive in learning […]

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Características de la cultura hispana: Familia es Familia (Permaneciendo Cerca)

 En el año 2014 escribí varios cortos ensayos en inglés sobre las características o distintivas de la cultura hispana que ahora reproduzco en Español. La idea de estos breves ensayo era de describir ciertas características que todos o la mayoría de los hispanos poseemos, especialmente en los Estados Unidos. Obviamente, hay muchas culturas que comparten […]

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What I Learned From McFarland USA

Last weekend we watched McFarland USA and we enjoyed the movie (my 11 year old son who runs with me everyday couldn’t stop talking about it). It is based on a true story and though it has some departures from the real events it stays close to real events. The plot is simple but it […]

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Hispanics Cultural Distinctives

Here are all postings relating to Hispanic culture. These are characteristics that for the most part are true. There are exceptions and changes do happen over time. Yet, as a second generation Hispanic myself I know these are true in our family. These are not only helpful for non-Hispanics who wish to understand us better […]

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Hispanic Culture: Tiempo

Hispanics (as other cultures as well) are notoriously known for being late, according to those who go by their watches and not by the Hispanic cultural watch.  If for example, you invite someone to a party they will can show up two or more hours late.  I’m not kidding here. Not too long ago we […]

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Hispanic Culture: Comida (barriga llena corazón contento)

Another cultural characteristic of Hispanic culture is food. There is no question that Hispanics love food.  The saying, “Barriga llena corazón contento” (stomach full, happy heart) has the idea that when you have eaten well, you feel happy and satisfied. It reflects the Hispanic culture’s attitude that food has a special place in daily living […]

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