Living on the Borders: What the Church Can Learn from Ethnic Immigrant Cultures

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Brazos Press, 2004 - 207 pages
The church, like many ethnic immigrants, has been thrown into the "melting pot" of America, where communal traditions are traded in for consumer choices. As fellow ingredients of this melting pot, Christians have much to learn from ethnic immigrants about what it means to be outsiders. Persuasively advocating for an existence on the border between the ghetto and the culture of consumption, the authors bring to light the work of some of America's finest first- and second-generation immigrant writers as well as popular culture icons. This book offers insight to any reader who has struggled to find or maintain identity as a Christian by showing that life on the borders promises freedom, peace, and justice.

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I found this book to be filled with insight, coming from a perspective that I knew little about. As a result, I learned a great deal. I recommend it highly as a synthetic critique of unexamined ... Read full review


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Mark Griffinwas born and raised in Mexico, the child of missionary parents. He is now associate professor of Spanish at Oklahoma City University. He lives in Oklahoma with his wife, Joy Pendley, and their three children. Theron Walker is pastor of Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs.

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