20 Teólogos y teólogas puertorriqueños que debes conocer

20 Teólogos y teólogas puertorriqueños que debes conocer

For the English version, click here.  “Cuando venga a Puerto Rico, recuerde… que vivimos en una pequeña isla entre el Caribe y el Atlántico, donde los avances de un Estados Unidos moderno están echando raíces y creciendo bajo un cielo tropical; que la cultura puertorriqueña ofrece un lugar donde dos formas de vida se encuentran [...]

20 Puerto Rican Theologians and Biblical Scholars You Should Know About

20 Puerto Rican Theologians and Biblical Scholars You Should Know About

Para la versión en español, oprima aquí. Editorial note: This post was originally titled "17 Puerto Rican Theologians You Should Know About." In a desire to be more precise, I have updated the title. Also, this list is constantly being updated as I learn about more Puerto Rican theologians and biblical scholars.  “When you come [...]

How Seminary Students Can Bring Real Diversity to Their Institutions

How Seminary Students Can Bring Real Diversity to Their Institutions

Revolutions start from the bottom up, and they are led by those who are not willing to accept the status quo. They are led by those who are brave enough to hope. For a long time now, many institutions have engaged the so-called diversity conversation. While some have attempted to find better ways of embodying [...]

A Reading List on Latinx and Latin American Theologies

A Reading List on Latinx and Latin American Theologies

  Theology is not the possession of a few intellectuals, but the reflection and work of the community as a whole. ¹ -Luis G. Pedraja Last year, I prepared and shared a reading list on Latinx and Latin American theologies. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I have decided to update it to continue celebrating the [...]

18 Native American Voices to Learn From

18 Native American Voices to Learn From

“We must genuinely appreciate all cultures as being capable of reflecting biblical faith. We must move away from “American Christian mythology,” which undergirds colonization and its resulting paternalism in Indigenous communities. We must embrace new theological perspectives emerging from Native leaders as being ‘equal.’”[1] -Richard Twiss, Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys I don’t remember [...]

Cuando no encajas en la expresión de fe de tus padres

Cuando no encajas en la expresión de fe de tus padres

“Yo sé que no soy la mujer que ustedes quisieran que fuera.” Yo crecí asistiendo a una pequeña iglesia, relativamente rural (porque eso de la ruralidad tiene grados), carismática, de pocos recursos monetarios, pero con muchos recursos humanos excelentes, con un querido pastor, y una teología denominacional legalista. Mi estatus espiritual era medido en base [...]

12 Books on US Latino/a Church History

12 Books on US Latino/a Church History

The histories of the Latin American and the US Latino/a church are complex. We are the Brown Church, but we are not monolithic. Our histories no son la misma cosa - are not the same thing. They are complex and messy. They share differences, continuities, and discontinuities; and it is crucial for seminaries to acknowledge that. Here [...]

15 Books on Latin American Church History

15 Books on Latin American Church History

"When you come to Puerto Rico remember... that long before the Pilgrims knelt to thank God for their safe arrival, we were praying in churches almost a century old..." -Extract from a publicity pamphlet given to visitors Representation matters. However, too often, when the histories of people of color finally get a chance to be [...]

Living at the Intersections: Reflections of a Restless Latina on Theology and Identity

Living at the Intersections: Reflections of a Restless Latina on Theology and Identity

I live at the intersections. My physical features retell the stories of the oppressed and the oppressor. That is, stories of Conquista and colonialism; genocide and slavery; forced assimilation and revolución. The languages of those who came dance in my tongue, taking turns until they mix into that we call Spanglish. And now I find myself navigating the multilayered [...]

Subversive Submission: A Sermon Outline of Romans 13:1-7

Subversive Submission: A Sermon Outline of Romans 13:1-7

When I realized I had to present a sermon outline of Romans 13:1-7 I rolled my eyes. Every time I read Paul's words my reaction was "Yes... But..." It is no secret that this passage has been used to legitimize atrocities and perpetuate injustice in the name of [g]od. In this outline I try to make sense [...]