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A Time For Reckoning: North American Christianity and Indigenous Cultural Genocide

Content Notification (CN): Abuse, Oppression, Genocide. “From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to attend state-funded Christian boarding schools in an effort to assimilate them into Canadian society. Thousands of children died there of disease and other causes, with many never returned to their families. Nearly three-quarters of […]

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The Virus | A Tribe Called Red ft. Saul Williams, Chippewa Travellers

This song — from A Tribe Called Red featuring Saul Williams and the Chippewa Travellers — feels prophetic from its release a few years back. Take this in: The Virus The people The virus took on many shapes The bear, the elk, the antelope, the elephant, the deer The mineral, the iron, the copper, the […]

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Breath and Light: An Exercise for Reuniting Soul and Body

  This past weekend was Thanksgiving in the United States, and now we’ve entered the season of Advent, the traditional period of holy waiting leading to Christmas. This, during a year that has brought most of us even more than our usual hurry, hesitation, and heartbreak. I find myself puzzling over some complex questions. Namely, […]

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When Straight Christians Reject our LGBTQ Siblings: An Open Letter to the United Methodist Church

Dear United Methodist Friend, I’ve never been one of your number, though I’ve always been a fan. I grew up Pentecostal (among other things), where we found your personal and social holiness traditions to be fertile soil to grow our experiences of the Spirit stirring in our midst. During my years fermenting intentional house church […]

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