1 Rev. Dr. Javier R. Alanís, Ph.D. Home address: Tel. H:(512) Duval, Apt. 203 Tel. O:(512) Austin, Texas Place of Birth: San Juan, Texas Date of Birth: 06/14/53 EDUCATION Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri Major: Spanish Literature Minor: Latin American Studies Degree: B.A Special Studies: University of Madrid, Spain (Junior Year Abroad) The American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, Arizona Degree: Master of International Business Administration 1976 The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas Degree: Doctor of Jurisprudence 1984 Special Studies: University of Guanajuato, México, Law School, Spring, 1983 The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest, Austin, Texas Degree: Master of Divinity, conferred by Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, and The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago 1992 Honors: The Philip Wahlberg, Sr. Ministerial Leadership Award Special Studies (January, 1989): The Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies, Israel Special Studies (Summer, 1992) The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, Switzerland The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago May, Degree: Masters of Theology in Church and Society June, Degree: Ph.D. Systematic Theology and Ethics DISSERTATION TITLE: Dignity for the Foreigner: A Study of the Doctrine of the Imago Dei from a Hispanic Lutheran Perspective Advisors: Dr. Richard Perry and Dr. José David Rodríguez Readers: Dr.Richard Bliese, Dr. Kurt Hendel, Dr. José David Rodríguez, Dr. Vitor Westhelle
2 2 Thesis: are created in the image and likeness of God. Popular religious expression is the venue for cultural affirmation as imago Dei and the epistemological advantage for their confession of justification by faith. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS (LSTC, 1997) 1. Theology and Culture : Elizondo, Bevans, Schreiter, Tillich, and others 2. Hispanic/Latino Theology : Elizondo, González, Isasi-Díaz, Villafañe, etc. DOCTORAL EXAMS (LSTC, 1999) 1. The Imago Dei in the History of Christian Dogma 2. Hispanic/Latino Theology and Ethics 3. The Doctrine of Justification by Faith 4. Popular Religion as a locus of epistemology and confession EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Auditor. Schering-Plough Corporation, Kenilworth, New Jersey Duties: national and international corporate auditing of operational systems of various divisions and affiliates. Accountant. Exxon Corporation, Niamey, Niger and Kinshasa, Zaire Duties: reported oil drilling expenditures of Exxon affiliates to corporate headquarters. Attorney. Texas Employment Commission Duties: reviewed workmen s compensation claims and appeals and wrote opinions for their approval or rejection Attorney. Office of the Attorney General, Austin, Texas 1984 Duties: reviewed criminal appellate cases and wrote legal briefs to approve or reject the appeals Attorney. Carinhas and Morrow Law Offices, Brownsville, Texas Duties: assisted clients with a variety of workmen s compensation claims and personal injury litigation. Attorney. Armstrong and Ray Law Offices, Brownsville, Texas Duties: research and writing of appellate court briefs; assisted clients with personal injury litigation, divorce settlements and probating of wills. Assistant District Attorney. Hidalgo County Courthouse, Edinburg, Texas Duties: prosecution of criminal and misdemeanor court cases in a county court at law.
3 3 MINISTERIAL EXPERIENCE Ordination Date: August 15, 1992 Pastor. Trinity Lutheran Church, San Antonio, Texas Duties: responsible for all aspects of parish ministry; assisted the congregation to reach out to a changed community; started outreach programs such as Meals-on-Wheels and fostered ecumenical involvement and partnership in the community. Chair: The Southwestern Texas Synod Multicultural Committee Duties: Led a team to lift up the diversity objectives and goals of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; conducted workshops and conferences for this purpose. Chair: The Southwestern Texas Synod Anti-Racism Team Duties: Led a team to combat institutional racism in the church; created a manual for instruction and conducted workshops and conferences to assist in dismantling racism. Supervising Pastor. Parroquia Luterana La Ascensión, Chicago Illinois Duties: Supervised a Nicaraguan seminary student in his teaching parish requirements and in fulfilling ELCA mission development objectives with the Hispanic community. Teaching Assistant. Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois Duties: Led student forums in a cross-cultural training seminar; conducted on-site training with the Sioux tribal community at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota Supervisor: Claude Marie Barbour, S.T.D., Professor of World Mission, C.T.U. Interim Executive Director, LSPS...July, 2009 to the present Associate Academic Dean, LSPS, Fall, 2006 to 2010 Associate Professor of Theology, Culture and Mission, LSPS. Fall, 2005 to the present Assistant Professor of Theology, Culture and Mission, LSPS,.. January, Director of Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (T.E.E.M.) Duties: curriculum coordinator for T.E.E.M. Program participants; Assistant Professor of Hispanic/Latino/a Theology, Christian Ethics, Mission and Cross-Cultural Studies. Steering Committee Member: Commission for Multicultural Ministries of the ELCA, PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES American Academy of Religion AETH, Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana La Comunidad (Society of Scholars in Religion) AWARDS
4 4 June 2, 2005: Awarded Tenure by the Board of Directors of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; and Promoted to Associate Professor of Theology, Culture and Mission at the Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest, Austin, Texas Wabash Center 2005 Summer Fellowship Grant for publication initiatives Wabash Center 2004 Award for Teaching and Learning Workshop for Pre-Tenure Theological School Faculty, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana The Manuela Treviño de Alanís Endowed Chair for Reformation Studies, Teaching Theologian at the Hispanic Summer Program, Drew University,...July 3-16, 2004 HTI (Hispanic Theological Initiative) Dissertation Year Award HTI Dissertation Editor: Dr. Jon L. Berquist, Senior Academic Editor, Chalice Press HTI Special Mentoring Award.1998 HTI Mentor: Dr. Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D., Executive Associate Director, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA Distinction: Biographical entry in the 58 th Edition of Marquis Who s Who in America. ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS The Imago Dei and Popular Religion from a Hispanic/Latino/a Perspective presented at the Texas Tri-Synodical Hispanic Pastors Retreat, Mo-Ranch, Hunt, Texas, October 22-24, 2001 Missional Perspectives from the Margins, The ELCA Mission Developers Conference, San Antonio, Texas, July, 2003 Living Healthy Theology from a Hispanic Perspective, Tri-Synodical Bishop s and Clergy Conference, Kerrville, Texas, January 26-28, 2004 Theological Summary of Lutheran Voices from North, Central and South America at Consulta Sobre Identidad Latino-Luterana, Centro Luterano, México, D.F., México, April 28 - May 2, 2004 Baptism: Personal, But Never Private, Southwest Texas Synod Assembly, Seguin, Texas, May 15, 2004 Knowing your neighbor: Connecting Congregations to the faith practices and religious symbols of the Hispanic/Latino/a community, ELCA Global Mission Event, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 29 August 2, The Image of God in the Christian Tradition, Hispanic Summer Program, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey..July 3-July 16, 2004
5 5 Fulfilling the Great Commission, Equipping the Saints Conference, Seguin, Texas, October 16, The Imago Dei as embodied in Nepantla, a Latino Perspective, paper delivered at the annual meeting of the Society of Anglican and Lutheran Theologians, November 18, 2004, San Antonio, Texas. Knowing your neighbor: Connecting Congregations to the faith practices and religious symbols of the Hispanic/Latino/a community, North Texas, Northern Louisiana Synod Assembly, Dallas, Texas, April 29-30, The Mystics of the Future must be Reformers!, a response to The Christian of the Future must be a Mystic! lecture by Dr. David Miller, Dean of the Chapel of LSTC, at Christ in us: Wellsprings of Lutheran Spirituality, February 20-22, Biblical and Theological Reflections on Mission, ELCA Mission Developer s Conference, Los Angeles, California, August 25-27, Tearing Down Walls, a Theological Perspective, Mighty Fortresses and Mustard Seeds: An International Event about the People Who Live in the Shadow of a Wall, Berlin, Germany and Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany, November 8-14, Lutherans in Texas - Missional Borderland Crossings, El Paso Community Foundation, March, Borderland Crossings Theological Perspectives, Nebraska Synod Assembly, June, The Value of Theological Education, Reflections from the Border, Keynote speaker, Capital Campaign, Covenant Lutheran Church, Pine Forest Country Club, Katy, Texas, October 5, 2007 Lutheran Theology at the Crossroads, Tri-Synodical Hispanic Conference on Lutheran Spirituality, San Antonio, Texas, November 3, The Invisible made Visible, the Word Incarnate in a People, Lutheran Clergy Retreat, Metro-New York Synod, December 5-7, Meeting God in Hospitality, Tri-Synodical Latino Clergy and Laity Retreat, San Antonio, Texas, November 15, Cruz-ando la Frontera (Cross- walking the border), Keynote speaker, Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly, El Paso, Texas, April 30, 2009.
6 6 Walking Epistles of Paz y Pan, Keynote, Southwestern Texas Synod Assembly, McAllen, Texas, May 17, Latino Spirituality, Reflections of Spirit, Lay Leadership Seminar, El Instituto, Weslaco, Texas, October 17, The Image of God as Dignidad, Holden Village Hispanic Family Camp, Abriendo Caminos, August 6 - August 14, Demographics, Mission and Vocation, Hispanic Heritage Month, Texas Lutheran University, September 21, Book Reviews The Theology of the Cross for the 21 st Century, ed. by Alberto L. García and A. R. Victor Raj, approved for publication by the Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology. Publications Faithful Doubting, Ratherview, A Publication of the (Episcopal) Seminary of the Southwest, Summer, Created in the Image of Diosito, in A Handbook for Latino/a Theology, ed. Miguel de la Torre and Edwin Aponte, April, Introduction to The German Nobility, in Lutero al habla, eds. Giacomo Cassese & Eliseo Pérez Alvarez, México, D.F.: Editorial EL Faro, The Image of God as Embodied in Nepantla from the Perspective of a Latino, in Currents in Theology, vol. 32, no. 6, December, La Imago Dei Encarnada en Nepantla desde la Perspectiva de un Latino, en Lutero descalzo: Una lectura afro-indo-mestiza, ed. Eliseo Pérez Alvarez, México, D.F.: Editorial El Faro, 2005, forthcoming. Reflections on Technology and Pedagogy in Theological Education: Five Case Studies, The Wabash Teaching Theology and Religion Journal, vol. 10.2, Courses Taught Theology and Ethics: Christian Ethics, Fall 2003 Fall, 2010 Lectures in Ethics, ISEDET Seminary, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spring sabbatical, 2006
7 7 Hispanic Summer Program Theology Seminar: The Image of God in the Christian Tradition, Fall ; Summer 2004 at Drew University, New Jersey; at Holden Village, Chelan, Washington, Summer, 2009 Borderland Christian Thought, Fall 2006, Spring 2009 Lutheran Confessions from a Hispanic Perspective, Spring Theological Issues in Hispanic Ministry, Spring 2004 Spring, 2010 Theologians of Liberation in the U.S.A., Spring Dimensiones de la Raza, Fall Mission and Cross-cultural Studies: Missiology in a Multicultural Context, Spring Cultural Encuentro Seminar (planned and directed annual trips to south Texas and the U.S. - Mexico border, Brownsville to El Paso/Juarez, August, ) J-term faculty leader: Ghost Ranch Presbyterian Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico (2003); Mexican-American Cultural Center (MACC), San Antonio, Texas (2004, 2005); the Lutheran Center, Mexico City, 2006 Other: Senior Sermon Analysis - Fall 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 Spanish Language Liturgy, Fall Spanish Language Preaching, Spring 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution, Spring 2004 Travel Seminars: Mosques, Synagogues & Cathedrals, The Heritage of Three Faiths in Spain, Spring, 2004, tour organizer Steps of St. Paul, Turkey and Greece, with New Testament Scholar Dr. Ray Pickett, Spring, 2005, tour organizer The Artistic and Faith Heritage of Italy, June, 2010, tour organizer Synodical ministry: Spanish translator of the Bishop s column, From the Bishop, (De Parte del Obispo for the synodical periodical, The Vista, Candidacy Committee Faculty Representative, May, 2009 to the present January, 2010 Tri-Synodical Clergy Conference, Planning Committee Member, La Vida de Fe, A Tapestry of Latino Spirituality Language Studies: Bi-lingual in English and Spanish, fluent in borderland Spanglish; working knowledge of French, Greek and German
8 8 Preaching Invitations: October 31, 2010, Reformation Sunday St. Peter Lutheran Church, Halletsville, Texas August 22, 2010 St. Andrew s Lutheran Church, San Antonio, Texas Installation of Jason Korthauer April 27, 2010 Christ Chapel at the (Episcopal) Seminary of the Southwest (SSW), Austin, Texas January 10, 2010 Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Maxwell, Texas January 6, 2010 Epiphany Service for Rio Grande Valley Conference St. John s Lutheran Church, San Juan, Texas Sunday, December 27, 2009 Our Saviors Lutheran Church, McAllen, Texas Sunday, July 12, 2009, Installation of Melvin Antonio Bishop, Texas Sunday, June 28, 2009, Ordination of Ryan Pederson Grace Lutheran Church, Harlingen, Texas Sunday, April 22, 2007 Fiesta Nueva Celebration! St. John Lutheran Church, San Antonio, Texas Sunday, October 8, 2006 Bi-lingual Funeral Service for Rev. Dave Carrillo St. John, San Juan, Texas Sunday, February 5, 2006 New Beginnings Lutheran Church, San Antonio, Texas Sunday, October 30, 2005, Reformation Calvary Lutheran Church, San Angelo, Texas Sunday, August 20, 2005, Ordination of Sylvia de La Garza St. John Lutheran Church, San Juan, Texas
9 9 July 16, 2005, Ordination of Brad Otto United Evangelical Lutheran, Church at Swiss Alp, Schulenburg, Texas Sunday, July 24, 2005 Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Welcome, Brenham, Texas Sunday, March 6, 2005 St. Martin s Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas Saturday, November 6, 2004, Ordination of Alma Morales Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey, Pharr, Texas Sunday, October 10, 2004 St. John/San Juan Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas (Spanish service) Sunday, August 8, 2004, Installation of Kathy Cox Grace Lutheran Church, Harlingen, Texas Sunday, December, 2003, Installation of Earl Mahan Love of Christ Lutheran Church, Weslaco, Texas Saturday, August 3, 2003, Ordination of James Abbott Our Saviour s Lutheran Church, College Station, Texas Sunday of Christian Unity, January, 2003 St. John s Lutheran Church, San Antonio, Texas Sunday, October 13, 2002 Ascension Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas Saturday, July 7, 2001, Ordination of Paul Zwarich St. Paul Lutheran Church, La Grange, Texas Nations Visited: Europe: Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Greece Africa: Niger, Zaire, Kenya, Egypt Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Turkey Asia: India, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan Western Hemisphere: Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Panama, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Chile
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