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Center for Renewal Studies

Renewal across the Americas:
Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements in Latin America and among Latinas/os

February 28 - March 1, 2014




FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 2014
1:00 p.m. WELCOME (Robertson Hall Moot Courtroom)
Amos Yong, Dean, Regent University School of Divinity

INTRODUCTION
Wolfgang Vondey, Director, Regent Center for Renewal Studies

PLENARY SESSION #1
Juan Sepúlveda, Servicio Evangélico para el Desarrollo (SEPADE) The Power of the Holy Spirit and the Indigenization of the Church: A Latin American Perspective
2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:30 p.m. PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS #1

LATINO/A CHURCHES & ECCLESIOLOGIES     106
  • Marcia Clarke, University of Birmingham - Introduction

    Oscar García-Johnson, Fuller Theological Seminary
    Theologizing the Latino-American Church: A Transoccidental Approach

    Abraham Ruelas, Patten University
    Guardians of Holiness in the Church: Latina Pentecostals in the Pew and Pulpit

    John Gallegos, Regent University
    El Pueblo de Fiesta: Toward a US Latino/a Pentecostal Ecclesiology

LATINO/A ECUMENICAL THEOLOGY AND PRACTICES     112
  • Russell Joyce, Duke University Divinity School - Introduction

    Edwin David Aponte, Christian Theological Seminary
    Redefining Mainstream and Mainline: Latino/a Pentecostal-Charismatic Christians in the United States

    Neomi DeAnda, University of Dayton
    History, Renewal, and El Camino de la Leche

    Klaas Bom, Seminario Sudamericano (Quito, Ecuador)
    One 'Aleluya'? Theological Convergences and Differences between Roman Catholic Charismatics and Classical Pentecostals in Latin America

SOCIAL CHANGE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA     113

  • James Bowers, William Seymour College - Introduction

    Ronald Todd Bueno, Oxford Center for Mission Studies
    Pentecostal Congregations Engaged in Community Development in El Salvador

    Jennifer Contreras Flores, Biola University
    The Social and Political Impact of the Pentecostal Revival of 1916 in Puerto Rico

    Eduardo Nieves, Holmes Bible College
    Pentecostal Community and the Formation of Pentecostal Identity among Hispanic Immigrants

LATINO/A IMMIGRATION & TRANSNATIONALISM     114

  • Carl Sanders, Capital Seminary and Graduate School - Introduction

    Lloyd Barba, University of Michigan
    Cosecha Church: Ethnic Mexican Pentecostalism in the Valleys of California

    Robert A. Danielson, Asbury Theological Seminary
    Transnationalism and the Pentecostal Salvadoran Church: A Case Study of Misión Cristiana Elim

    Wilfredo Estrada-Adorno, Pentecostal Theological Seminary
    A Wesleyan Pentecostal Reflection to the Issue of Undocumented Immigration
4:30 p.m. BREAK
5:00 p.m. PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS #2

ETHNOGRAPHY, MISSION, AND EVANGELIZATION     106

  • Frederick Ware, Howard University - Introduction

    Henri Gooren, Oakland University
    Conversion Processes and Social Networks in Latin America

    Philip Wingeier-Rayo, Pfeiffer University
    Transnational Reverse Mission: From Seoul to Bogota to Charlotte

LATINO/A WORSHIP, LITURGY & MUSIC     112

  • Akintunde Akinade, Georgetown University - Introduction

    Daniel Ramírez, University of Michigan
    Can the Subaltern Sing and Speak (in Tongues)? Searching and Sounding Out Pentecostal Roots and Routes en las Américas

    Marcela Chaván-Matviuk, Regent Center for Latino/a Leadership
    Autochthonous Pentecostal Worship, Spirituality, and Liturgy: The Case of Juan Luis Guerra' Christian Songs
LATINO/A CULTURE, VIOLENCE & CONVERSION     113

  • Steve Carlin, New Life Providence Church - Introduction

    Robert Brenneman, St. Michael's College (Colchester, VT)
    Maras para Cristo: What the Central American Gang Converts Teach Us about Central American Pentecostalism

    Daniel Álvarez, Regent University
    ¡No Más Violencia!: Pentecostal Theological Reflections Considering Violence in Honduras and Its Immigrants in the US

ECONOMIC STATUS, ORGANIZATION & LATINO/A IDENTITY     114

  • Tommy Brown, Wake Forrest Divinity School - Introduction

    Wilmer Estrada-Carrasquillo, Asbury Theological Seminary Liberating the Church: A Latino/a Pentecostal Response to the McDonaldization Process

    Esa Autero, South Florida Bible College
    Blessed are the Prosperous But Woe to the Weak: The Influence of Socio-economic Status on Biblical Hermeneutics in Latin America

LATINO/A YOUTH AND URBAN CULTURE     203

  • Victor Cuartas, Regent University - Introduction

    Luciano de Carvalho Lirio, Faculdades Escola Superior de Teologia Brazil
    Adolescence Experienced in a Pentecostal Fundamentalist Context in Brazil

    Daniel A. Rodríguez, Pepperdine University
    Between Two Worlds: Multigenerational and Multilingual Hispanic Youth Ministry in the USA
6:15 p.m. BREAK & DINNER (Robertson Hall Lobby)
7:00 p.m. PLENARY SESSION #2 (Robertson Hall Moot Courtroom)

Wolfgang Vondey, Regent University - Introduction

Virginia Garrard-Burnett, University of Texas at Austin
Trickster Gods and Global Pentecostalism in Almolonga, Guatemala
SATURDAY, MARCH 1 2014
7:45 a.m. FULL BREAKFAST (Robertson Hall Lobby)
8:30 a.m. PLENARY SESSION #3 (Robertson Hall Moot Court Room)

Néstor Medina, Regent University - Introduction

Bernardo Campos, Pentecostalidad: Revista Pentecostal de Teología Latinoamericana
El Post Pentecostalismo en el Perú. Visión de un Movimiento de Restauración y Reforma

9:45 a.m. BREAK
10:00 a.m. PARALLEL PAPER SESSIONS #3

THE SPIRIT AND PNEUMATOLOGY IN LATINO/A THEOLOGY     106

  • Efrain Agosto, New York Theological Seminary - Introduction

    Sammy Alfaro, Grand Canyon University
    Winds from the South and the North: The Mutual Refreshment of Latino/a and Latin American Pneumatologies

    Brandon Kertson, Regent University
    Pneumatology in Latin American Liberation Theology: A Renewal Dialogue
CHANGES IN CLASSICAL PENTECOSTALISM IN LATIN AMERICA     112

  • Tony Suárez, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference - Introduction

    Héctor Cancino Del Valle, Seminario Sudamericano (Quito, Ecuador)
    Changes in the Ideals of Spirituality of Classical Pentecostalism: An Empirical Example of the Methodist Pentecostal Church in Antofagasta, Chile

    Yadetzi Ramona Rodríguez Sequera, Seminario Sudamericano (Quito, Ecuador)
    The Change in the Theological Content in Classical Pentecostal Preaching 1980-2010: A Contribution from Latin America
LATINO/A SOCIAL AND ECCLESIAL NETWORKS & STRUCTURES     113

  • Robert Brenneman, St. Michael's College - Introduction

    Ryan Gladwin, Messiah College
    Towards a Transformative Latin American Pentecostal-Charismatic Social Ethics

    James G. Huff, Jr., Vanguard University
    Pentecostalized Development and Novel Ritual Forms in El Salvador
LATINO/A POLITICAL THEOLOGY     114

  • Chris Wilson, Regent University - Introduction

    Eric Patterson, Regent University
    The Return of Augustine: Deepening American Pentecostal Political Theology

    Calvin Smith, Kings Evangelical Divinity School
    Revivalism as Revolutionary, Reactionary or Remote? Political Heterogeneity among Sandinista Nicaragua's Pentecostals
LITURGY, RENEWAL & POPULAR CULTURE IN LATIN AMERICA     203

  • Mark Ackerman, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary - Introduction

    Jody B. Fleming, Regent University
    Christian Renewal and the Pentecostal-Charismatic Movement in Venezuela

    Newell Abiud Fonseca Ariza, Seminario Bíblico Gamaliel (Lima, Perú)
    Towards a Pentecostal Latin American Liturgical Theology: An Anthropological Study of Its Cultic Popular Expression
11:30 a.m. BREAK & LUNCH (Robertson Hall Lobby)
12:30 p.m. PLENARY SESSION #4 (Robertson Hall Moot Courtroom)
Diane Chandler, Regent University - Introduction

Arlene Sánchez-Walsh, Azusa Pacific University
Re-shaping the Contours of Latino/a Pentecostalism in the U.S.
1:45pm CONCLUDING COMMENTS
Néstor Medina, Regent University