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Kat Armas speaks about the profound wisdom and lived theologies of the women who have come before us—in our families, in history, and in the Bible.

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At Fuller’s 2020 Missiology Lectures, scholars took a deep dive into Los Angeles’s unique history and culture to explore wider issues of migration, transnationalism, and interfaith engagement through a missiological perspective.

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Johnny Ramírez-Johnson tells of his 3,600-mile road trip from Costa Rica to Fuller Seminary in 1980 and his recent return as a seasoned professor

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Oscar García-Johnson, Decano académico para el Centro Latino y profesor asociado de teología y estudios latinos/as, imagina lo que se necesitaría para que los seminarios norte americanos fueran un espacio que aceptan de manera completa a las personas latinx, becas y experiencias.

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Abuelita Theology, with Kat Armas

Kat Armas, author and podcaster, shares about the oft-overlooked theologies birthed by the lived experiences of the women who have come before us.

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Abuelita Faith, with Kat Armas

Kat Armas speaks about the profound wisdom and lived theologies of the women who have come before us—in our families, in history, and in the Bible.

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El Espacio Latino/a/x en el Seminario Norteamericano: Formando desde las fronteras del ser y saber

Oscar García-Johnson, Decano académico para el Centro Latino y profesor asociado de teología y estudios latinos/as, imagina lo que se necesitaría para que los seminarios norte americanos fueran un espacio que aceptan de manera completa a las personas latinx, becas y experiencias.

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The Latino/a/x Space in the North American Seminary: Forming In-Between

Oscar García-Johnson, academic dean for Centro Latino and associate professor of theology and Latino/a studies, imagines what it would take for the North American Seminary to be a space that wholly embraces Latinx people, scholarship, and experiences.

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Juan Martínez on the “In-Betweenness” of Latino Protestantism

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In his lecture “Missiological Reflections on the ‘In-Betweenness’ of Latino Protestantism,” Juan Martínez, president of Centro Hispano de Estudios Teológicos (CHET), explains the polycentric identity of Latino protestants, who inhabit a liminal space ethnically, sociologically, and religiously.

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Response | Lisseth Rojas-Flores on Latino Children and Identity Formation

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In response to Juan Martínez’s lecture “Missiological Reflections on the ‘In-Betweenness’ of Latino Protestantism,” Lisseth Rojas-Flores, associate professor of clinical psychology, talks about the adversity faced by Latino children in the US and how churches can act as a positive disruption to this pattern.

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Q&A | Lisseth Rojas-Flores

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Lisseth Rojas-Flores discusses migration, cultural violence, and the church’s role in immigration policy in a Q&A moderated by Kirsteen Kim.

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Response | Robert Chao Romero on Latino Protestants in LA

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In response to Darren Dochuk’s lecture “Errands in the Wilderness,” Robert Chao Romero, associate professor of Chicana/o and Central American studies at UCLA, explores the history of Latino protestant communities in Los Angeles and the churches, institutions, and theologies that arose from them.

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Migration in Missiological Perspective

At Fuller’s 2020 Missiology Lectures, scholars took a deep dive into Los Angeles’s unique history and culture to explore wider issues of migration, transnationalism, and interfaith engagement through a missiological perspective.

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David Swanson on Race and Discipleship

David Swanson, pastor of New Community Covenant Church, considers racial reconciliation not as an optional ministry of the church but as a central part of the church’s identity—one which must be shaped over time by intentional discipleship.

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Robert Chao Romero on the Brown Church

Robert Chao Romero, professor of Chicana/o studies and Asian American studies at UCLA, shares about the long history of the Latina/o church and the necessity of a holistic gospel, which prioritizes both evangelism and social justice.

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Courageous Suffering | Alexia Salvatierra

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Alexia Salvatierra, adjunct professor and Lutheran pastor, preaches on 2 Corinthians 4:7–18 and experiences of suffering and injustice in Latino/a communities

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The Road He Had to Travel

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Johnny Ramírez-Johnson tells of his 3,600-mile road trip from Costa Rica to Fuller Seminary in 1980 and his recent return as a seasoned professor

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We’ve Come a Long Way and Still Longer to Go, So Help Us, God!

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Zaida Maldonado Pérez reflects on the trajectory of Latinas in church ministry and the work that still awaits

Evangélicos and the Shift in Manifest Destiny

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Euro-American evangelicalism has significantly influenced not only the religious tissue but also the civic, economic, and political life of the Americas.Euro-American evangelicalism has significantly influenced not only the religious tissue but also the civic, economic, and political life of the Americas.

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The Hidden Talents of Gilberto Lugo

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At Gilberto Lugo’s desk, during the breaks in accounts processing work, beauty emerges.

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En Casa de Abuelo para la Medianoche

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Juan Martínez shares memories of driving across the United States on family vacations and his perceptions of the US as a young Latino.

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The Significance of the Cross in Latino/a Perspective

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Fuller Seminary professor García-Johnson traces historically a Latino/a perspective on the cross: conquest & suffering, glory, liberation, and mestizaje.

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The Latin American Doctoral Program in Theology

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Fuller professor Chuck Van Engen describes the the Latin American Doctoral Program in Theology, directed and taught by Latin Americans