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Daniel A. Rodriguez

Professor of Religion and Hispanic Studies

Division: Religion and Philosophy Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 254
Phone: (310) 506-4767
Fax: (310) 506-6907

  • Ph.D., Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, 2000
  • M.A., Religion, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 1981
  • B.A., Religion, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 1978
  • First-Year Seminar: Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger
  • Christianity and Culture: Christianity In and Beyond the Barrio
  • The Religions of the World
  • History and Theology of Mission
  • Mission and Methods of Church Growth
  • Urban Mission and Ministry
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Member, American Academy of Religion (Since 1994)
  • Member, American Society of Missiology (Since 2001)
  • Member, Association of Professors of Mission (Since 2002)
  • Member, Evangelical Theological Society (Since 2000)
  • Member, Evangelical Missiological Society (Since 2000)
  • Board of Trustees, Missions Resource Network (Since 2003)
  • Board of Directors, Hispanic National Association of Evangelicals (Since 2008)
Academic Interests:
  • Christian Missions in the 10/40 Window
  • Contextual Theology
  • Cross-cultural Missions
  • Latino/a Theology and Religion in the United States
  • Urban Ministry
Selected Works:
  • Book
    A Future for the Latino Church: Models of Multilingual, Multigenerational Hispanic Congregations. InterVarsity Academic (June 2011). ISBN: 978-0-8308-3930-8.
  • Journal Article
    "Hispanic Ministry Where Language Is No Barrier: Church Growth among U.S.-born English-dominant Latinos," Missiology: An International Review, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Fall 2010): 432-442.
  • Journal Article
    "Where Language is No Barrier: Hispanic Ministry among U.S.-Born English-Dominant Latinos," Apuntes: Theological Reflections from the Hispanic Margin, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Fall 2009): 103-119.
  • Encyclopedia Entry
    "Mexican-Americans: A Social and Religious History" (5000-word entry). In the Encyclopedia of Hispanic American Religious Cultures. Edited by Miguel De La Torre. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO (2009), pp. 357-367.
  • Journal Article
    "Becoming All Things to All Latinos: Case Studies in Contextualization from the Barrio," The Stone-Campbell Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Fall 2008): 199-211.
  • Lecture
    "Planting and Nurturing Multiracial/Multiethnic Churches," delivered at Harding School of Theology, Memphis, TN (9/6/12)
  • Lecture
    "Spanish Ministries: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," delivered at World Discipleship Summit of the International Church of Christ, San Antonio, TX (7/7/12)
  • Lecture
    "A Future for the Latino Church," delivered at the Annual Meeting of the National Hispanic Christian Leaders Conference, Los Angeles, CA (4/25/12).
  • Keynote Address
    "The Crucified Heart: The Heart that Cry's 'Here Am I'," delivered at the Global Missions Conference, North Richland Hills, TX (10/21/11).
  • Paper Presentation
    "The Local Church as Organic Seminary," delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, New Orleans, LA (11/18/09).
  • Keynote Address
    "Sent to Bring Good News," delivered at The Summit, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX (9/21/11).
  • Paper Presentation
    "Holistic Ministry: Case Studies from Churches Transforming the Barrio," delivered at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, Cincinnati, OH (4/17/09).
  • Paper Presentation
    "Hispanic Ministry Where Language is No Barrier: Mission and Ministry among U.S.-born English-dominant Latinos," delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Providence, RI (11/21/08).
  • Lecture
    "New Challenges: Reaching Native-born, English-dominant Latinos in the U.S." delivered at the Global Missions Conference, Arlington, TX (7/25/08).
  • Paper Presentation
    "Good News from the Barrio: Paradigm Shifts in Ministry among U.S.-born Hispanics in Southern California," delivered at the Evangelical Theology Section of the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA (11/18/07).
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