Kaleoscope

The church is made up of diverse Christians

We read and study scripture, maneuver through church life and community as well as interact with our culture, regardless of what state we live in, or what country we are from, in ways that add depth to the Christian faith. This site serves as a way for diverse Christians to find and share their voice by bringing their perspectives to one collaborative space.

We are Christians from all cultures, with a myriad of experiences

But more importantly, we are a people of God.

We are Christians of color.

But more importantly, we are a people of God.

Our unique perspective is shaped by our faith in Christ,

the newness of life he has created in us and what God has purposed for this world through him.

We filter all experiences through this grid,

and seek to address them according to his paradigm, not through a secular mindset disguised as the gospel.

Meet Our Team

Lisa Robinson

Editor / Contributor

Lisa Robinson holds a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and is a member of Town North Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Richardson, TX. She was born in Chicago, grew up in Los Angeles and Inglewood, California, then spent 14 years in New England. She now lives in Dallas, Texas. Her varied geographic localities are matched by an eclectic Christian journey that has inspired her to hold God’s promises dear according to what he has revealed through his written word that testifies to the incarnate Word, Jesus Christ and his kingdom reign. Lisa has spent her professional life in the nonprofit sector working on behalf of poverty alleviation and addressing issues in disenfranchised communities. She has two children, Priya (28) and Christopher (20) and has been widowed since 2004.

Lisa blogs at https://theothoughts.com/

Ariel Gonzales Bovat

Founder. Editor.Contributor

Ariel is a Latina/Mexican American wife, mother of 4, homeschooler, and seminarian. She is an advocate for women to deeply study God’s word. She has taught women’s Bible studies on and off for the last 7 years and enjoys discipling and encouraging other women.

She has a BA in English and is currently pursing two masters degrees, Counseling and Theological Studies, from Midwestern Theological Seminary. She started Kaleoscope out of a desire to share the various voices, perspectives, and experiences from Christ's diverse church. She blogs at http://www.arielgbovat.com.

Meet Our Contributors

Diana Nkhoma

Contributor

Diana currently lives in the city of Blantyre, Malawi, Africa. She serves as a staff person for a Christian Organization that is centered on discipling teenagers in Malawi. Diana is passionate about theology, African urban culture and art, she writes often on these topics on her personal blog iamnotagoddess.com.

You can find her on social media as @iamnotagoddess.

Persis Lorenti

Contributor

Persis is a 1st generation Asian American and single mom. She serves as deacon of library/resources at a 1689 Reformed Baptist church. She has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and a Master’s in Computer Science but now spends more time reading theology and history. You can find her at https://triedbyfire.blogspot.com,
http://out-of-theordinary.blogspot.com,
and occasionally at http://www.placefortruth.org/taxonomy/term/115/all

Recent Posts

Current EventsMissional Life
June 16, 2018

The Anti-Gospel of Immigration Activism and American Prosperity

Several months ago, Time magazine published an article titled, Smugglers Inc. The author quotes a female coyote, which is another name for human smuggler, as she discusses her “work”: Other coyotes don’t care, they’ll just take the money and leave…

Bible
May 31, 2018

Free Or Not Free: That Is The Question

From the cradle to the grave, autonomy is the desire of man. From the child that snatches away when aided in tying their shoe, to the senior in the nursing home who screams at their caregivers when offered a walker,…

Podcasts
May 28, 2018

Valuing Cultural Expression

Ariel and Lisa sat down this past Saturday to talk about the value of cultural expressions in the church. How much is too much? How much is too little? Does it even matter? Does a “neutral” church setting exist? Should…