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Lindy Scott

Lindy Scott

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: (509) 777-4837
Fax: (509) 777-3753
Office Location: Westminster Hall 224

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Ph.D. Northwestern University
M.Div. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
B.A. Ohio University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty:  2007

Areas of Specialization / Expertise:
Latin American history and theology; U.S. politics

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors:

Serves as director of Whitworth University's Costa Rica Center.

Publications include: editor of the Journal of Latin American Theology: Christian Reflections from the Latino South, (2006-present); co-author of "Why Learn Languages? A NACFLA Position Paper," in The Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages (2011); co-wrote and co-edited Los Evangelicos: Portraits of Latino Protestantism in the United States (2009, Wipf & Stock); "Terrorism" in Global Dictionary of Theology (2008, InterVarsity Press); editor of the book Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change (2008, Pickwick Publications); editor of the Journal of Latin American Theology: Christian Reflections from the Latino South (2006 to the present); "Money" in Dictionary of Mission Theology: Evangelical Foundations (2007, InterVarsity Press); Terrorism and the War in Iraq: A Christian Word from Latin America (2004, Kairos).

Wrote "Biblical Stories of Immigration," in I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me Sermon Resources on Immigration.  (2008, Sojourners). Downloadable at

He is a regular commentator on the national radio programs "Prime Time America" and "Open Line" (WMBI), where he presents a Christian perspective on contemporary politics.

Presentations include: "La guerra en Irak: Voces evangélicas de protesta desde América Latina," at the Universidad de Granada, Spain (2010); "A Christian Perspective on Overseas Study Programs: Does It Make a Difference?" at the NACFLA Conference, Abilene Christian University (2011); three presentations at Trinity International University's Conference on World Missions (2010); "The Social Ethics of Philemon," at the World Evangelical Alliance International Symposium "Teologia evangélica e Movimento Evangelical na América Latina." Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009); presented two keynote addresses "Justicia y generosidad" and "Misión entre profesionales" and two workshops on "Política y misión" and "Ética y misión"at Compañerismo Estudiantil Mexicano’s VIVE Conference, Mexico (2009); "Christians in Latin America and the United States: A New Paradigm for Facing the Tough Social Issues of Our Day," at the Christians on Diversity in the Academy conference, Los Angeles (2009).

He is the North American coordinator and treasurer of the Fraternidad Teológica Latinoamericana (Latin American Theological Fellowship), and was president of Orientacion Cristiana (2009). He was the recipient of the Christian Writer of the Year Award from the Asociación Cristiana de Periodismo, in Mexico.