11 episodes

Bienvenidos al Mestizo Podcast, the show for the mixed people of the mixed church. On this podcast we explore the complicated challenges of being part of, serving in, and growing an ethnic church en el ciglo 21. As first-generation immigrants age out of their leadership and the mestizo church transitions to the 2nd and 3rd generation, how does the ethnic church continue to thrive? What should an ethnic church look like today? These questions and more are what we explore together with your hosts, Emanuel Padilla y la Dra. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier. Your hosts are Puerto Rican, so you are going to hear some Spanglish de ves en cuando here on The Mestizo Podcast; it’s part of who we are.

The Mestizo Podcast World Outspoken

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Bienvenidos al Mestizo Podcast, the show for the mixed people of the mixed church. On this podcast we explore the complicated challenges of being part of, serving in, and growing an ethnic church en el ciglo 21. As first-generation immigrants age out of their leadership and the mestizo church transitions to the 2nd and 3rd generation, how does the ethnic church continue to thrive? What should an ethnic church look like today? These questions and more are what we explore together with your hosts, Emanuel Padilla y la Dra. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier. Your hosts are Puerto Rican, so you are going to hear some Spanglish de ves en cuando here on The Mestizo Podcast; it’s part of who we are.

    S1E10 - Mestizo Mailbag

    S1E10 - Mestizo Mailbag

    Bienvenidos to a special season ending episode of The Mestizo Podcast, the show for the mixed people of the mixed church. On this episode, your hosts answer your questions about the Mestizo church, mixed identities, and tell you what is coming next for the Mestizo Podcast.

    Stay tuned by following @worldoutspoken on all social media platforms, so you don’t miss lo bueno de nuestro equipo.

    Have a question you want answered on the podcast? Leave us a message at 312-725-2995. Leave us a 30 second voicemail with your name, city, y pregunta and we’ll discuss it on the last episode of the season. You can also submit a question using the form on this page.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S1E9 - The Future is Mestizo

    S1E9 - The Future is Mestizo

    On this episode we discuss ways mestizo theology can bring us forward in the race discussion. In particular, we look at the dynamics of the changing world and ask, “How can a theology of mestizaje clarify life in these times?”

    Want to join us in advocating for black lives? Follow the AND Campaign for active ways you can get involved. You can also read these resources from us to learn more about justice, racism, and the church’s response.

    Have a question you want answered on the podcast? Leave us a message at 312-725-2995. Leave us a 30 second voicemail with your name, city, y pregunta and we’ll discuss it on the last episode of the season. You can also submit a question using the form on this page.

    • 43 min
    S1E8 - Hearing from Justo Gonzalez

    S1E8 - Hearing from Justo Gonzalez

    On this episode, we examine the way Latinos use the local church as an organic seminary. We explore the importance of “el instituto,” asking what makes them unique and invaluable for ethnic churches. We are joined by celebrated Church Historian and Theologian Dr. Justo Gonzalez, author of the highly praised three-volume History of Christian Thought and books like Manana: Christian Theology from a Hispanic Perspective and Santa Biblia: The Bible Through Hispanic Eyes. Dr. Gonzalez shares with us the challenges facing traditional theological education and the way the Institute presents a new way forward. Join us as we listen to Dr. Gonzalez.

    Want to join us in advocating for black lives? Follow the AND Campaign for active ways you can get involved.

    Have a question you want answered on the podcast? Leave us a message at 312-725-2995. Leave us a 30 second voicemail with your name, city, y pregunta and we’ll discuss it on the last episode of the season. You can also submit a question using the form on this page.

    • 53 min
    S1E7 - Y Que Con Las Hermanas?

    S1E7 - Y Que Con Las Hermanas?

    On this episode, we discuss the changing ethnic church from the perspective of our sisters. Elizabeth and I are joined by Angelica Barahona, a recent graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and case worker for World Relief. She also serves with her husband as pastoral leaders of a vibrant multi-ethnic church in Chicago called The Brook.  

    We are also joined by Sara Gautier, lead pastor of Living Stones, a growing church in Boston.  Sara is the author of Color Me Yellow – Finding Your Voice in the Tension Between God’s Promises and Their Fullfiment, and the host of Alive Living, a podcast where she discusses the abundant life found in God.

    These are the ladies, but I join in the conversation with another brother. My best friend and colleague at Moody Bible Institute, Kerwin Rodriguez joins us to help think through how women and men together create the new normal. Kerwin is Assistant professor of Pastoral Studies at Moody and the program head for the Bachelors degree in Ministry Leadership.

    Have a question you want answered on the podcast? Leave us a message at 312-725-2995. Leave us a 30 second voicemail with your name, city, y pregunta and we’ll discuss it on the last episode of the season. You can also submit a question using the form on this page.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S1E6 - Celebrating The Brown Church

    S1E6 - Celebrating The Brown Church

    On this episode, we sit down with Dr. Robert Chao Romero to discuss his upcoming book Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity. We explore the cultural and theological riches of the Brown Church, discuss heroes of the Latina/o community, and the future the Brown Church envisions. Join us as we listen to Dr. Gonzalez.

    Have a question you want answered on the podcast? Leave us a message at 312-725-2995. Leave us a 30 second voicemail with your name, city, y pregunta and we’ll discuss it on the last episode of the season. You can also submit a question using the form on this page.

    Interested in purchasing Brown Church? Visit https://www.ivpress.com/brown-church and use promo code “MESTIZO” for 30% off and free shipping. This expires 6/30/20.

    Thank you to InterVarsity Press for sponsoring this episode!

    InterVarsity Press serves those in the university, the church, and the world by publishing resources that equip and encourage people to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord in all of Life. IVP books educate, refresh, and empower those who are seeking reconciliation and justice in our communities and around the world. Since they began publishing books in 1947, IVP has been committed to elevating the voices of women and authors of color. For more information, visit www.ivpress.com/readwomen and www.ivpress.com/diversitymatters

    • 1 hr 14 min
    S1E5 - Justicia (Why It Matters)

    S1E5 - Justicia (Why It Matters)

    On this episode, we discuss the connection between the gospel and social justice, addressing specific issues like immigration and community development. Elizabeth helps us understand Mision Integral as a unique contribution of the Hispanic church and the value of this movement for the wider Iglesia. We end the episode by sharing stories about how the Hispanic church is changing, so join us now on a conversation about justice.

    Have a question you want answered on the podcast? Leave us a message at 312-725-2995. Leave us a 30 second voicemail with your name, city, y pregunta and we’ll discuss it on the last episode of the season. You can also submit a question using the form on this page.

    Books referenced in episode:

    Daniel Rodriguez, A Future For the Latino Church: Models for Multilingual, Multigenerational Hispanic Congregations

    Justo Gonzalez, Manana: Christian Theology from a Hispanic Perspective

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

J. Steven Oliveras ,

Mestizo Podcast

What an amazing and needed podcast for the church today. For those of us who are mestizo and apart of the mestizo diaspora all over the world and US, you need to listen to this podcast! So much amazing content and insight. It helps shape, challenge, and encourage your ideas and positions on so many issues that church pastors and leaders need to consider in these times. Love it!

jessiegirl72 ,

Been waiting

Been waiting for a brown podcast!! Gracias!

soundtrack girl ,

En familia

This podcast has made me feel like going back to a family reunion. These are the kind of conversations that I’ve been craving for. Adelante.

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