#BookRecommendationTuesday: Angels & Demons, a Bible Commentary for and from Latin America, and Unsettling Truths

#BookRecommendationTuesday: Angels & Demons, a Bible Commentary for and from Latin America, and Unsettling Truths

Against the Darkness: The Doctrine of Angels, Satan, and Demons, by Graham A. Cole If you ask me, "Who is in your top 3 of theology writers?", Graham A. Cole is a name you will hear. One of my biggest frustrations with many contemporary theologians is the dryness and coldness of their writing. Often, when [...]

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 Two years ago, 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 [...]

#BookRecommendationTuesday: September 3rd Edition

#BookRecommendationTuesday: September 3rd Edition

For a long time, I have been wanting to do a weekly post in which I recommend some books. Well, today is that day! I officially designate Tuesday as #BookRecommendationTuesday. Not that I have such authority but here we are. This week's choice is Beth Felker Jones' Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living [...]

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 [...]

18 Native American Voices to Learn From

18 Native American Voices to Learn From

Editorial Note: This post was updated on November 4th, 2019. “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 [...]

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 [...]

Y tú, ¿ya tienes tu lista de lecturas para el verano?

Y tú, ¿ya tienes tu lista de lecturas para el verano?

Hablemos de que estoy en crisis mientras trato de seleccionar los libros que he de leer durante este verano. Podríamos decir que el tema que predomina en las pilas de libros que tengo alrededor de mí en la cama en este preciso instante es teología contextual. (Esa oración fue larga, pero no tengo la mínima [...]

Lecturas para este primer trimestre

Pues como saben, no concibo desde hace ya un tiempo, mi vida sin lectura... después de todo, tenemos la Palabra de Dios en formato de libro (es momento de oír el coro de voces angelicales cantar). De manera que voy diseñando una agenda de lectura. Durante este año espero leer 24 libros: dos por mes [...]