Day of the Dead

In this episode, Kymberli Cook and Ricardo Uriegas discuss the history and origins of Day of the Dead and highlight the unique opportunity Christians have to use the holiday as an on-ramp to the gospel.

About the Contributors

Kymberli Cook

Kymberli Cook is the Assistant Director of the Hendricks Center, overseeing the workflow of the department, online content creation, Center events, and serving as Giftedness Coach and Table Podcast Host. She is also a doctoral student in Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, pursuing research connected to unique individuality, the image of God, and providence. When she is not reading for work or school, she enjoys coffee, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters.

Ricardo Uriegas

Ricardo Uriegas is a ThM student, with and emphasis in New Testament, at Dallas Theological Seminary. Both him and his wife Pilar aspire to serve in Theological Education for Latin America upon graduation.  

Ricardo holds a BA in Political Science and a BA in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, in Mexico City, and a Masters in Online Education from the Universität Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.  

Ricardo belongs to a Christian family involved in vocational ministry for five generations. In fact, his grandfather is a DTS alumni who graduated in 1974¸ when the Seminary turned half a century.  

Born and raised in Mexico City, Ricardo experienced firsthand the reality of the Day of the Death, a rich Mexican tradition that provokes different opinions in the Evangelical community in his home country and elsewhere.