Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:30 - 1:00 PM
Shepherd of the Hills
11500 W. 20th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215-1224
Speaker: Dr. Miguel De La Torre, Professor of Social
Ethics and Latino/a Studies, Iliff School of Theology
The Hispanic/Latino Gala Task Force is pleased to present another event for our Presbytery. Using his newly released book, The Politics of Jesús, as a foundation, Dr. De La Torre will provide a theological reflection to be followed with a time for questions and reflection in small groups. De La Torre’s new book is a powerful new biography of Jesus told from the margins. Dr. De La Torre argues that we all create Jesus in our own image, reflecting and reinforcing the values of communities—sometimes for better, and often for worse. In light of the increasing economic and social inequality around the world, De La Torre asserts that what the world needs is a Jesus of solidarity who also comes from the underside of global power. The Politics of Jesús is a search for a Jesus that resonates specifically with the Latino/a community, as well as other marginalized groups. The book unabashedly rejects the Eurocentric Jesus for the Hispanic Jesús, whose mission is to give life abundantly, who resonates with the Latino/a experience of disenfranchisement, and who works for real social justice and political change.
To top off our learning, experience a workshop on how to make salsa and taquitos from some of the best Salseros and Taco makers in our Presbytery! When finished we will enjoy the fruit of our labor! Please RSVP below so we have an accurate count for food. Indicate age of children so that appropriate children’s program may be prepared. Click here for a flier about this event.
Throughout 2015, the task force is sponsoring a series of educational, cultural, theological, political events and celebrations for Denver Presbytery, recognizing and valuing the diverse gifts of Latino/an Americans in our worship community. The goal has been to is utilize both education and celebration in order to gain an understanding and an experiential sense of how Latino/as enhances our spiritual lives and church ministry.