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Articles by Leopoldo Sanchez

Leopoldo (Leo) A. Sánchez M. teaches systematic theology at Concordia Seminary, where he also holds The Werner R.H. Krause and Elizabeth Ringger Krause Chair for Hispanic Ministries and serves as Director of the Center for Hispanic Studies. Among his research interests, Leo writes and teaches in the areas of pneumatology (Holy Spirit), Spirit Christology, sanctification, Trinitarian theology, and issues related to U.S. Hispanic/Latino theology and missions (such as immigration and other societal issues affecting Latino/a communities) and contemporary Roman Catholic theology.

Epiphany • Isaiah 60:1–6 • January 5, 2014
December 24, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Leopoldo A. Sanchez M.
Our text proclaims the manifestation of the Lord’s “light” and “glory” upon his people (v. 1), and through Israel to the “peoples” of the earth who dwell in “thick darkness” (v. 2a). Isaiah …

The Preacher’s Studio: Leo Sánchez
April 17, 2013 – 10:00 am | No Comment
The Preacher’s Studio: Leo Sánchez

Preacher’s Studio is a chance to take a step back and talk about the art and craft of preaching. Today’s preacher: LEO SANCHEZ, on preaching JOHN 1:43-46.

We Have a (Latin American) Pope. What Does This Mean for U.S. Lutherans?
March 15, 2013 – 12:12 am | 23 Comments
We Have a (Latin American) Pope. What Does This Mean for U.S. Lutherans?

So many thoughts about the election of Pope Francis I. I will share five reflections as a Lutheran theologian born and raised in Latin America and suggest lessons Lutherans in the U.S. might gather from …

Immigrant Neighbor On My Mind
March 5, 2013 – 12:17 am | 9 Comments
Immigrant Neighbor On My Mind

Highlights from the new LCMS report on immigration, “Immigrants Among Us.”

Proper 28 • Daniel 12:1–3 • November 18, 2012
November 6, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Leopoldo Sanchez
In his struggle against the pneumatomachians, who denied the divinity of the Holy Spirit by reducing his nature to that of a ministering spirit or angel, St. Basil (c. 329–379) highlights that good …

Proper 20 • Jeremiah 11:18–20 • September 23, 2012
September 11, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Leopoldo A. Sánchez M.
You Can Kill the Prophet, but You Can’t Kill the Message
The text gives a gloomy picture of what happens to God’s prophets. Through Jeremiah, Yahweh has convicted Judah for breaking the …

Reflections on Oswald Bayer, “A Public Mystery”
March 22, 2012 – 8:33 am | 5 Comments
Reflections on Oswald Bayer, “A Public Mystery”

Editor’s Note: On March 21, Prof. Oswald Bayer gave the lecture “A Public Mystery” at Concordia Seminary. More information on the lecture is available here, and video of the lecture will be available soon. Dr. …

Temples of the Holy Spirit
January 16, 2012 – 3:17 pm | 17 Comments
Temples of the Holy Spirit

An Epiphany homily to celebrate the work of the Spirit in ordinary lives, and to mark the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Advent 1 • Isaiah 64:1–9 • November 27, 2011
November 11, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

by Leopoldo A. Sánchez M.
The song goes that, after Deuteronomy, Isaiah is the most monotheistic book in the Old Testament. The confession of faith that the Shema (“Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, …

Global South Christianity, music, and the church
September 20, 2011 – 5:15 pm | 6 Comments
Global South Christianity, music, and the church

Leo Sanchez speaks on Global South Christianity and the ways its cultural traditions can move us beyond old “Anglo” categories of mission, worship, community, and music.