Hunting For Heresy at Regent University…& Hobby Lobby & World Vision (Pt 3)

Keep Calm and Decolonize

About a month ago I gave a plenary address at Regent. The conference was well planned, the discussions were stimulating and I left with a renewed sense of my work as an academic.  The conference, on Latin American and U.S. Latino/a Pentecostalism, was a first of its kind. As someone who has spent a couple of decades studying the latter, it was heartening that such a conference finally occurred. That it occurred at Regent, I will be honest, was a bit of a surprise, since evangelical colleges are … [Read more...]

The Secret Masonic History of –Nothing Really

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Outbursts of religious zealotry are par for the course in my line of work. Having studied and worshiped with Pentecostals for nearly 20 years, most of these outbursts are not of an overtly political nature—unless you count the “prophetic” word someone once yelled out to watch more Christian T.V.—which I immediately categorized in my own mind as not only aesthetically questionable, but certainly emanating from a political agenda. So a couple of religious outbursts have caught my attention of late— … [Read more...]

Outliers: Musings from Millennial Evangelicals

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Today's guest post is one of those posts that you find when you spend way too much time on Twitter and and realize that there are so many varied voices out there that are never voices that the media uses when they want to "analyze" evangelicalism, media types usually trot out the same old folks--and with the current obsession over why (white)  millennials are leaving churches--I thought it would benefit readers of this page to read one person's response--this was originally posted in her fine … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll, Will You Marry Me? Or Looking For Mr(s) Right at Christian (W)Life College

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 Given last week’s heavy and well-received post on Rios Montt and Guatemala and given that summer is almost here, perhaps it’s time to lighten up...for the next few weeks, I’ll post some interesting things I’m finding in writing my new book, “Pentecostalism in America,” due out sometime in the near future with Columbia University Press.  This week recalls some trips to evangelical/Pentecostal bible colleges, where social dancing is prohibited, drinking is done off grounds and out of sight, rela … [Read more...]

Love In A Time of Paranoia: A DREAMER’s Story

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I resist writing about immigration and the current debate over long-overdue reforms, for many reasons,  probably because I don't want to be typecast as another Latina who has a secret trove of knowledge on the subject, as some in the media and academia seem to believe since we are asked to comment on it constantly and usually end up offering something in the way of an informed opinion. Though as a 3rd generation Mexican American, the Sánchez family has not had to worry about La Migra since 1907, … [Read more...]


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