Instructor of Humanities
Mr. Felipe Ornelas has 13 years combined teaching experience in the secondary education and collegiate worlds. Mr.Ornelas has a passion for languages, ancient and modern. His research is focused on Hermeneutic approaches that emphasize the importance of understanding the context of the Hebrew Bible in New Testament Studies. This emphasis on Hebrew culture and the Jewish faith has led to vital relationships with Jewish and Christian organizations looking to cooperate on academic, political and human rights initiatives.
As the Assistant Director for the Center for Israel and Middle East Studies at ORU, Mr. Ornelas enjoys active partnerships with organizations such as The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, A.I.P.A.C, and C.U.F.I. Mr. Ornelas loves hosting representatives from these organizations on campus and in his classes, but also arranges internships for students at home and abroad. All of these experiences are channeled into his Christian Worldview classes where the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is portrayed as a loving God who loves to work within civilization, culture, ethnicity, and family to be a blessing that cannot be contained with political and geographic boundaries.
Mr. Ornelas has a diversity of teaching experience lecturing on topics ranging from biology, humanities, theology, government, and history. Mr. Ornelas received his B.A. in New Testament and M.A. in Biblical Literature from Oral Roberts University.