What I Learned From Appearing on CSPAN–(hint) you’re scared, really scared

Over the holidays, CSPAN ran presentations from the Center for Presidential Studies at Southen Methodist University of which I was honored to be one of the speakers. The conference topic was "Religion in the Age of Obama." My topic was Latino/a Religious Communities and the Immigration Issue. Here is the link if you're interested: http://www.c-span.org/video/?322598-2/discussion-religion-social-issuesThat is about all you need to know about the kinds of comments I received, either on my … [Read more...]

Nothing New Under The (Pew) Sun

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A Few (Not So New) Things About the Pew Study: (and its a good study btw, its just not particularly new to us) here it is for your perusal:http://www.pewforum.org/2014/05/07/the-shifting-religious-identity-of-latinos-in-the-united-states/ 1. Latinos/as have been raised in and/or converting to various branches of Protestantism for over a hundred years, and that includes Pentecostalism.2.  One cannot examine the conversion efforts of Protestants towards Latinos/as without c … [Read more...]

“Saving” Guatemala, Rios Montt & the Silence of Complicity

Probably because I am naturally a cynic, I was not surprised by the overturning of José Efraín Rios Montt's conviction for genocide last week. I am even less surprised that those Pentecostals, prominent celebrity preachers among others said nothing about this sad human rights tragedy.  There seems to be such selective memory among certain sectors of American Pentecostalism, that they never have to apologize or say they were wrong--even if  they're wrong alot--about alot--and they just keep tal … [Read more...]


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