In-person For Alumni For Students General Audience

The Hispanic House of Studies will host Kat Armas, author of Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom, Persistence and Strength and the recently published Sacred Belonging: A 40-Day Devotional on the Liberating Heart of Scripture.

Armas will preach in Goodson Chapel at 11:45 a.m. – which will be led by the Caminantes student group – and will give a lecture in the afternoon starting at 5:00 p.m. After the lecture, books will be available for purchase and book signings by Armas. 

Speaker Bio

Kat Armas headshot; posing behind her laptop computer with a framed photo in the background
Kat Armas

Kat Armas is a Cuban American writer and podcaster from Miami, Florida. She holds a dual M.Div. and M.A.T. from Fuller Theological Seminary where she was awarded the Frederick Buechner Award for Excellence in Writing, and is currently pursuing a Th.M. at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Her first book, Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us About Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength, sits at the intersection of women, decolonialism, the Bible, and Cuban identity. She also explores these topics and more on her podcast, The Protagonistas, which centers the voices of Black, Indigenous, and other women of color in theological spaces.

Kat is a contributor to Voices of Lament: Reflections on Brokenness and Hope in a World Longing for Justice and her writings have appeared in Plough Magazine, RELEVANT, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, Sojourners Magazine, Christians for Biblical Equality, Missio Alliance, and others.

Kat is currently living outside of Nashville where she preaches regularly at Gracepointe church. She lives with her spouse, young child, ten chickens, three goats, two pigs, two dogs, and one cat. Her second book, Sacred Belonging: A 40-day Devotional on the Liberating Heart of Scripture was published on September 2023.