I’ve written before about the many benefits of being bilingual. In a blog post entitled, The Benefits of Being Bilingual, I pointed out how learning Spanish is not only perspective widening, but that even more significantly, it might prove to be “Kingdom-widening,” as well, as it provides an opportunity to tell Spanish speakers about Jesus! In this blog post, I’d like to suggest one more reason to learn Spanish: so that Spanish speakers can tell you about Jesus! Here’s what I mean: Continue reading
Learning from our Hispanic/Latino Brothers and Sisters
Español | In a previous post I made the observation that current demographic trends in the US have almost literally brought the mission field to the doorsteps of many LCMS congregations. Continue reading
You Speak with a Lutheran Accent
Español | It normally doesn’t take more than a minute or two of conversation in Spanish with a Latin American or US Latino before they ask me, “where did you learn Spanish?” Continue reading
It Doesn’t Get Much Clearer!
Español | On April 23rd, the Spanish-speaking world celebrates the Day of Language, in which they honor the famed Spanish novelist, Miguel de Cervantes (author of Don Quixote and arguably the most important and celebrated figure in Spanish literature). In commemoration of Cervantes’ contribution to the Spanish language, the University of Chile published a report based on a 2013 survey which sought to answer the question, “Who speaks the best Spanish of Latin America?” Continue reading
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The Benefits of Being Bilingual
What do you call a person that speaks two languages? Answer: Bilingual.
What do you call a person that speaks three languages? Answer: Trilingual.
What do you call a person that speaks one language? Answer: a North American. Continue reading