Eli Valentin has gathered some of the top US Latino/a theologians and religious practitioners to contribute actual sermons that have been constructed out of the rough and tumble of the Latino/a reality.
The sermons in this book approach nitty-gritty issues that directly impact Latinos/as in the United States. What we find as a result is a message of hope that continues to emanate from the Latino/a pulpit, a hope placed in a God who promises a restored cosmos.
""This fantasticbook echoes powerful voices from our Latinxs communities. There is something about these sermons that utters so many of the sensibilities of our people, always in la lucha: the many hopeful vibrations of life, the louder and yet nuanced tonalities of the daily struggles, the reverberations of many sustained forms of faith, the depth and pain of a variety of places spoken, the mixture of joys and almost desperation. Life pulses and screams from these sermons, reflecting so many of the challenges and complexities of being Latinxs in United States. This book and its many prophetic voices surely resound like a call for a new Latinxs Pentecost for our times!""
--Claudio Carvalhaes, Associate Professor of Worship, Union Theological Seminary, New York City
Elieser Valentin is pastor of the Iglesia Evangelica Bautista in New York City and has taught at Union Theological Seminary, New York Theological Seminary, and Hunter College (CUNY). He is also a much-sought-after political consultant and advisor to numerous national elected officials and political candidates.
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Table of Contents
Introduction Elieser Valentin xv
Who Do People Say that I Am? Orlando O. Espín 1
Against All Odds Liliana Da Valle 5
Rachel's Tears for Aylan Kurdi: A Homily for the Feast of the Holy Innocents Jean-Pierre Ruiz 11
Migration and the Immigrant as a Biblical Motif Mireya Alvarez 16
The Missing Pablo A. Jiménez 22
¡Una Pneumatología de Basta Ya! Carmen M. Nanko-Fernández 28
Remember to Say "Thank You"! Efrain Agosto 35
Called to Be the Face of Mercy: Welcoming the Stranger Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI 42
Along the Border Leopoldo A. Sánchez 48
The Liberating Mission of Jesus Miguel Alvarez 53
Extravagant Interruption M. T. Dávila 65
Being Witnesses of God Elieser Valentin 74