Carmelo E. Álvarez will present the Cross-Cultural Colloquium lecture Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. in the Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street. "The Challenge of Pentecostalism for the Mission and Ministry of the Church" will be presented as part of LSTC's bi-lingual Doctor of Ministry in Mission and Leadership program, which attracts students from across the United States and Latin America. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Rev. Dr. Carmelo E. Álvarez works with the Disciples of Christ Global Ministries Board for the development of the Pentecostal Churches in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Latin America Evangelical Pentecostal Commission (CEPLA.) He teaches church history and theology at the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, where he has served as dean of students and director of Cross-Cultural Studies.
Dr. Álvarez is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and holds degrees from the University of Puerto Rico, the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, and Free University in Amsterdam, Holland. He has served in leadership positions on the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT), the Latin American Fund for Theological Education, the World Council of Churches, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada. His books include People of Hope: The Protestant Movement in Central America and Protestantism and Liberalism in Latin America. He is editor of Pentecostalism and Liberation: A Latin American Experience.