The Christian story is both universal and individual, all-encompassing and intensely personal. A robust theology holds the two in tension, weighing the church body against the single sanctuary. In this episode of Language of God, Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier joins BioLogos President Deb Haarsma to discuss the growth of a Latino/a theology which expresses the community’s experience in all its rich variety. Dr. Conde-Frazier speaks to life in the US with immigrant parents, the troubled history of race and science, and the importance of mentorship and role models for young people looking to careers in science.
This episode of Language of God was hosted by Deb Haarsma and Jim Stump and produced by Colin Hoogerwerf. Additional help from Nate Mulder.
Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier serves as Coordinator of Relations with Entities of Theological Education at Wesley Theological Seminary. She is the author of Hispanic Bible Institutes and A Many Colored Kingdom and has written extensively on multicultural education, Latin feminist theology, academic spirituality, and education for justice. She received her Master of Divinity from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and holds a PhD in theology and religious education from Boston University.
Before You Read ...
A new poll shows that for young adults in particular, belief in God is plummeting. From research, we know a primary driver behind a loss of faith among young people is the church’s rejection of science. To put it bluntly: Young people aren’t leaving the faith because of science, they’re leaving because they’ve been told to choose between science and God. That’s why BioLogos exists—to show that science and faith can work hand-in-hand. And although the challenge is clearly daunting, our work is having an impact!
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