Wednesday, March 02, 2005

crossing cultures

I spoke to a group from Eastern Mennonite University. As part of their study, they have to go overseas – and so a group of 35 of them are here. I like that. A deliberate attempt to subvert being US/us[centric].

They asked me to talk with them about the emerging church in New Zealand. The whole conversation seriously disorientated me. I’m just back from stuff in the US, just back from having a funny accent and having to make cross cultural links.

Suddenly here I am, back in my home church, surrounded by American accents, suddenly having the same accent problems and having to make the cross cultural links. Talking “accented” mission, but now in my home patch! Categories of edge and centre; home and away; in flux.

Posted by steve at 09:45 AM

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