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Cultural Intelligence Improving Your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World

ISBN-10: 0801035899
ISBN-13: 9780801035890
Edition: 2009
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Description: EXCERPTWhat do you do when you encounter someone who isn't like you? How do you feel? What goes on inside you? How do you relate to him or her? These are the kinds of questions we want to explore in this book. Few things are more basic to life than  More...

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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 2/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

EXCERPTWhat do you do when you encounter someone who isn't like you? How do you feel? What goes on inside you? How do you relate to him or her? These are the kinds of questions we want to explore in this book. Few things are more basic to life than expressing love and respect for people who look, think, believe, act, and see differently than we do. We want to adapt to the barrage of cultures around us while still remaining true to ourselves. We want to let the world change us so that we can be part of changing the world. And we want to move from the desire to love across the chasm of cultural difference to the ability to express our love for people of difference. Relating lovingly to our fellow human beings is central to what it means to be human. And when it comes down to it, Christian ministry at its core is interacting with all kinds of people in ways that give them glimpses of Jesus in us.The billions of us sharing planet Earth together have so much in common. We're all born. We all die. We're all created in the image of God. We eat, sleep, persevere, and care for our young. We long for meaning and purpose, and we develop societies with those around us. But the way we go about the many things we have in common is deeply rooted in our unique personalities and cultures. So although we have so much in common, we have as much or more about us that's different.

Chap Clark, PhD (Univ. of Denver), has more than 25 years of experience in youth and family ministry. He is Associate Provost for Regional Campuses and Special Projects and Professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. Chap's extensive books, articles, and videos focus primarily on relationships. Among his many books are Hurt and Hurt 2.0; Disconnected: Parenting Teens in a MySpace World (coauthored with his wife, Dee); and Deep Justice in a Broken World. Chap and Dee live in Gig Harbor, Washington.

Series Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Love: CQ Overview
Twenty-First-Century CQ: Getting Along in the Flat World
First-Century CQ: God Speaks "Jesus"
CQ 101: The Path to Loving the Other
Understand: Knowledge CQ
The Average American: Understanding Our Own Culture
Getting below the Surface: What Is Culture Anyway?
Hutus, Presbyterians, and Boomers: Cultural Domains
When Yes Means No and No Means Yes: Language
Why We Do What We Do: Cultural Values
Go Deep: Interpretive CQ
Cruise Control Off: Awareness and Empathy
What Makes an Apple an Apple? Labeling Our World
Being Okay with Gray: Category Width
Theory Gets a Bum Rap: A Model for Going Deep
Express: Perseverance and Behavioral CQ
When the Goin' Gets Tough: Perseverance CQ
Kiss, Bow, or Shake: Behavioral CQ
Where Do We Go from Here? Twenty-four Ways to Advance Your CQ
Glossary
Self-Assessment of CQ
Research Context
Forming a CQ Ministry Environment
Notes
Index

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