Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

LSTC >> Voices >> Faculty in their own words >> Jose David Rodriguez

“Systematic theology courses and ethics courses are most exciting to me. In systematic, we are breaking new ground in Latino/a theology; ethics is so challenging and so relevant. We deal with many contemporary issues facing the church and society.”

Read more about José David Rodríguez at his faculty webpage.

José David Rodríguez

Director of Advanced Studies
Augustana Heritage Professor of Global Mission and World Christianity

Professor of Systematic Theology

In his own words:

“My approach to teaching is to help students understand complex concepts and issues by breaking them down and to challenge students to be teachers, themselves, by using the resources available to them.

“I don’t impose my perspectives or approach on students. I look at the ‘Theology of the Cross’ from many different perspectives. I hope that frees students to do the same.

“I am excited about establishing dialogue with emerging theological voices – voices that have been silent until now."



Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT)
Association of Hispanic Theologians (AETH)
ELCA Vocation and Education Unit, Latino/a track of Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM)
ELCA Global Mission Unit, leadership development consultant


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