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Lindy ScottLindy Scott

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4837
Fax: 509.777.3753
Office Location: Westminster Hall 224


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

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Latin American history and theology; U.S. politics

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications include:

  • Editor of the Journal of Latin American Theology: Christian Reflections from the Latino South, (2006-present)
  • “North American Christian Study Abroad Programs: Wheaton College and Whitworth University” in Christian Higher Education (2015:1/2)
  • Editor of the book El cuidado de la creación y el calentamiento global: Perspectivas del sur y del norte. (2012, Ediciones Kairos and Pickwick Publications)
  • Co-author of "Why Learn Languages? A NACFLA Position Paper," in The Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages (2011)
  • Co-editor of the book Los Evangelicos: Portraits of Latino Protestantism in the United States (2009, Wipf & Stock)
  • Editor of the book Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change (2008, Pickwick Publications)
  • Co-author of the book Terrorism and the War in Iraq: A Christian Word from Latin America (2004, Kairos).
Presentations include:
  • “La iglesia latina y la política en los Estados Unidos¨ at the FTL consultation in Costa Rica (2014)
  • “Teología Latina en el contexto norteamericano¨ at the Latin American Theological Fellowship conference, Wheaton College (2014)
  • (with Donna Pierce) ¨Whitworth University: Five Models of Internationalizing Christian Higher Education, IAPCHE conference at Calvin College (2014)
  • “The Rise and Fall of Liberation Theology: Examine, Keep, Discard” at the NACFLA annual conference, Wheaton College (2014)
  • Keynote speaker at  IFES VIVE Conference, Mexico (2013)
  • “Sing a New Song to the Lord in Latin America”  and “What Should We Really Seek First: Righteousness or Justicia? at the NACFLA conference at Covenant College (2013)
  • Commencement speaker at the Mexican Presbyterian Theological Seminary graduation (2012)
  • "A Christian Perspective on Overseas Study Programs: Does It Make a Difference?" at the NACFLA annual conference, Abilene Christian University (2011)
  • "La guerra en Irak: Voces evangélicas de protesta desde América Latina," at the Universidad de Granada, Spain (2010)
  • "The Social Ethics of Philemon," at the World Evangelical Alliance International Symposium "The Evangelical Movement and its Theology in Latin America" Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009)
  • Keynote speaker at  IFES 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).

Other activities and awards:

  • From 2010 to 2014, Dr. Scott was the Director of Whitworth University’s Costa Rica Center.
  • He has been a regular commentator on the national radio programs "Prime Time America" and "Open Line" (WMBI), where he presented a Christian perspective on contemporary politics.
  • He serves as Treasurer of the Fraternidad Teológica Latinoamericana (Latin American Theological Fellowship)
  • He served as President of Orientacion Cristiana (2009). 
  • He has been the recipient of the Christian Writer of the Year Award from the Asociación Cristiana de Periodismo, in Mexico.