“You have to have this openness to trying other dishes, trying other people’s things because that’s how we transform and expand our palates and expand our understanding. And unless we’re able to do that, then we just stay with the same thing, and the same flavor and the same taste, and we don’t grow. Our palates stay the same, our theology stays the same, our worldviews stay the same because we’re only willing to stay in the lane we’re comfortable with and been taught.” — Joyce del Rosario
Listen in as WAP associate Caroline Triscik interviews Filipino American theologian Dr. Joyce del Rosario. In this conversation, we discuss her ministry to teen moms, plus thoughts around ethnicity, good food, and the process of recording the unique theological contributions of the Filipino community.
"Last spring I had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Joyce del Rosario at the recommendation of a mutual friend on social media. It was a gift to talk with Joyce and hear about the ways her life experiences and community have shaped both her Christian faith and identity as a Filipino-American woman. Woven throughout our conversation are Joyce’s thoughtfulness, joy, and desire to see everyone have a place at the table — especially those who are most marginalized. We hope you’ll find this interview as meaningful as we did."
— Caroline Triscik
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A snapshot from one of Joyce’s family meals.