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Author Laura A. Cadena

I watched the Sonia Sotomayor hearings, not so much because I am interested in politics, but because as a professional Latina I wondered if I would have anything in common with her. I am a seminary-trained Latina who has worked in primarily Anglo Baptist movements.   Sotomayor and I are both classified as Hispanic in […] Read More

I’ve heard the missional church movement referred to as the second reformation, an equator shift, the coming of the “others,” the globalization of the church, the coming of southern Christianity and the list could go on and on.   For several years, I worked for a Christian organization and learned that I was a member […] Read More

I had the privilege of watching Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism at the Texas Black Film Festival Feb 5-7. The film from was nominated for Best Documentary and shown with more than 40 films at the Studio Movie Grill in Dallas. This was at least my 30th viewing of Beneath the Skin since […] Read More

As a person of color who attended the New Baptist Covenant, I was and continue to be a bit skeptical about the outcomes. I have learned in my 32 years of life how important it is for a person of color to keep his or her expectations low when discussing race and ethnicity with others. […] Read More