Ismael’s Talk: Jesus in fact embodies what cultural humility means, his kenosis should be a reminder that the “emptying of one self” should be at the center of any effort toward becoming culturally humble, and consequently culturally competent.
I am originally from Sonora, Mexico. I am an ordained Elder in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, and my first pastorate was in 2004 at “Unidos por Cristo” in Grimesland, N.C. In 2010, I was appointed to serve the Brookland-Brooksdale United Methodist churches in Roxboro, N.C. (now New Brook UMC) Since 2011, I have served as the Director of the Hispanic House of Studies at Duke Divinity School, and more recently as Director of Global Education & Intercultural Formation. One of my passions is to help Christian leaders cross dividing walls and barriers by growing in self awareness and in cultural humility.