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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

So… In Latin America they do not care about orthodoxy, right?

So… In Latin America they do not care about orthodoxy, right?

...a fellow seminary student asked, as he walked towards me at the library. Although the question sounded harsh, I could tell he was coming from a place of ignorance and genuinely wanted to know. I could not blame him. Many theological institutions claim to equip and prepare people to serve the global church, frequently pointing to the diversity of their [...]