Monthly archives for December, 2006

Christmas time with the cohort

Our cohort got together yesterday for a potluck Christmas  celebration at the American Bible Society.  From left to right we have Maritza Oritz, David Ramos, Sandra Otero, Belinda Passafaro, Luis Alvarez, Orlando Crespo, Jose and Mayra Humphreys. Good times, great laughs. La musica de Hector Lavoe and Willie Colon with asaltos navidadeños, the pasteles, the…

Latino Pentecostal Identity: Evangelical Faith, Self, and Society

Praise for Arlene Sanchez Walsh’s book, Latino Pentecostal Identity: Evangelical Faith, Self, and Society Submitted by David Ramos _______________________________________________________________ Arlene Sanchez Walsh "Sanchez Walsh constructs a trenchant history while maintaining rigorous analysis. Separating the rhetoric of easy accommodation from the history of Latino subordination and gender inequity within these churches, she challenges readers to understand…

Latino Leadership Circle Attends Sojourners Meeting in Washington, DC

By David Ramos Belinda Passafaro and David Ramos of the Latino Leadership Circle participated today in a special policy meeting hosted by Sojourners in Washington, DC and sponsored by the Hagedorn Foundation.  The meeting entitled, "Welcoming the Stranger: Developing a Faith-Based Agenda for Comprehensive Immigration Reform" featured a host of faith-based leaders, legislative directors and…

Hispanic Pentecostalism

by Efraim Espinoza  The story of early Hispanic Pentecostals is dominated by two figures, Francisco Olazábal (1886-1937) and Henry C. Ball (1896-1989). Olazábal was converted in California at the turn of the century after receiving a tract from George Montgomery. George and his wife Carrie Judd Montgomery taught him basic Christian doctrines. Olazábal felt God’s…