What’s In A Name?

Can you guess who the "raw, uncooked" one is? Photo: Rosa Gonzales Facebook.

Can you guess who the “raw, uncooked” one is? Photo: Rosa Gonzales Facebook.

Whether it’s based on your physical appearance, where you’re from, what you do, or how you smell, it won’t take long before your Peruvian friends slap a nickname on you. Here are just a few of the more creative ones I was assigned while I lived there.

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“Other Christs” in Latin America – Baby Jesus

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According to theologian and missionary John Mackay (1889 -1983), the Christ brought to the New World by the conquistadores was not the Christ of history revealed to us in the Scriptures. Instead, he argues, there were various “other
christs” introduced to the natives through the words and actions of their conquerors. Continue reading