Faculty Feature: Osvaldo Vena


I try to help students get excited about the Bible. One of my main pedagogical tools is empowering students to ask all kinds of questions of the biblical text. When we ask new questions of the text, the Bible then can address us where we are and bring God's word for our context.

This dynamic exchange in the classroom can only happen because of the vast network of alums and friends who financially support Garrett-Evangelical. Your gift is not only an investment in theological education but more importantly an investment in the future of the Church, the academy, and our world.   

- Dr. Osvaldo Vena



In the classroom my primary goal is not information but liberation and transformation. My classes become an invitation for students to open their minds to new interpretations and to open their hearts to those who hold those interpretations. When we aks new questions of the text, the Bible can then address us where we are and bring God's word for our context. 

On the stage I sing for peace. I offer my songs as a tribute to Jewish, Arab, and Argentine children who are still not able to live the dignified type of life they deserve. Proceeds from my music support Hope Secondary School in Beit Jala, West Bank and SueƱitos, a day care center working with under privileged children of Ciudad Oculta, the Hidden City, one of the shanty towns of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- Dr. Osvaldo Vena
Professor of New Testament Interpretation,
Vocalist and Guitarist for Still a Dream Band

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