Pathways of Peace: Summary of Affirmations

At the end of last year’s Setting our Stories Straight series, I teased out what I called a ‘Summary of Affirmations’. This was particularly helpful framing for me since that series was so much about criticizing Modern Christian narratives: After writing so much about what I don’t believe is authentic Christian teaching, it was nice … Continue reading Pathways of Peace: Summary of Affirmations

Walking the Pathways of Peace: Summary and Conclusions

Today marks the end of this series, the second on this blog that has engaged with efforts to ‘decolonize’ Christian thought and practice. In June 2021, I looked at some of the false narratives Christians told to underpin European imperialism and colonization, including the ‘Doctrine of Discovery’, the myths of Christendom and Progress, and damaging … Continue reading Walking the Pathways of Peace: Summary and Conclusions

Embodying Values in Visions and Dreams

Then afterward I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female slaves, in those days I will pour out my spirit. (Joel 2.28-29) These words uttered by the prophet … Continue reading Embodying Values in Visions and Dreams

Embodying Values in Ceremony

As this series looking for common ground upon which Christians in the West might begin to approach a better, healthier, and mutually-respectful relationship with the Indigenous peoples upon whose traditional lands we live approaches its end, we’ve shifted from looking at values to some of the those those values are learned, lived, and shared. The … Continue reading Embodying Values in Ceremony

Embodying Values in Story

As I mentioned at the end of the most recent post in this series on searching for common ground between the spiritual values promoted by Indigenous cultures and the Christian tradition, today’s post will shift the focus away from values themselves to the mechanisms through which those tools are embodied. Specifically, today I’d like to … Continue reading Embodying Values in Story