Samuel Rodriguez

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is the President/CEO of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and CONELA. He is the author of "The Lamb's Agenda" (Thomas Nelson, 2013) and "Path of Miracles" (2009). Rodriguez serves as Senior Pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, CA where he resides with his wife of 24 years, Eva, and their three children.

Stories by Samuel Rodriguez

Loving Jesus at the Border

How evangelicals can follow the way of the cross into immigration reform.

Martin Luther King and the eternal truth of ‘social issues’

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. (The Associated Press — … Continued

Immigration reform: Hispanic values voters and the agenda of the Lamb

GETTY IMAGES Presidential candidates President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Our commitment, as people of strong faith, is … Continued

Tea Party is secular wing of GOP

Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell this weekend attended the annual conservative Values Voters summit in Washington, DC. There, she … Continued

Evangelicals and Obama: unlikely immigration reform partners

President Obama’s much anticipated speech on immigration began with a much unexpected introduction by Bill Hybels, senior pastor of Willow … Continued

Illegal acts, not people

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Arizona’s breach of faith

As the new immigration law in Arizona indicates, we are once again traveling down a road where intolerance, bigotry, racism, … Continued

Sack the pro-life quarterback?

Q: The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is sponsoring a pro-life ad, featuring football star Tim Tebow, during … Continued

The anti-Christian elite

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

A man who sought to heal racial, denominational divides

Pentecostals and Charismatics emerged in the early 20th century as the fringe and extremist stepchildren of the evangelical movement. A … Continued

Scrooge is a secularist

Q: Should the White House, whose residents serve all Americans, display a crèche or a menorah or any strictly religious … Continued

A post-Muslim Europe?

Q: What’s your reaction to Sunday’s decision by voters in Switzerland to ban construction of minarets, the slender towers from … Continued

From Prophetic to Pathetic: Handouts from Cesar

Q: Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era … Continued

Don’t Mess With God or Texas

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Can Minorities Derail the Same-Sex Marriage Express?

“The train has left the station and there’s no turning back”, stated the vociferous political commentator on Cable’s MSNBC as … Continued

Does God Ordain Machismo?

Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: “The justification of discrimination against women and girls on … Continued

Is Hope Bilingual?

Are 12 million people living in fear and hiding in the shadows a priority for President Obama? In essence, that … Continued

America on Her Knees; Her Greatest Posture

Thursday is National Day of Prayer, as mandated by Congress. What should President Obama do? Should he follow tradition and … Continued

Uncle Sam’s Faith

Should the Obama Administration let faith-based programs that receive government grants discriminate against those they hire or serve? Here’s a … Continued

Silence is Acquiesence

There exists within the Catholic Church a crisis. While the church continues to fight for eternal values of morality and … Continued