Post-colonial

len on January 22nd, 2016

Graham Hill in Global Church (IVP, 2016, 33) quotes Kosuke Koyama, “Contextualization of theology implies two critical movements. First, to articulate Jesus Christ in culturally appropriate, communicatively apt words; and second, to criticize, reform, dethrone, or oppose culture if it is found to be against what the name of Jesus Christ stands for.”(Water Buffalo Theology, […]

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len on April 29th, 2015

Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? What do justice and the good news of reconciliation mean for Canada’s indigenous peoples? What role does the church have in […]

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len on April 25th, 2015

From Tierra del Fuego to Ungava Bay the history of betrayal continues to today the spirit of Almighty Voice, the ghost of Anna Mae call like thunder from the mountains — you can hear them say it’s a stolen land Apartheid in Arizona, slaughter in Brazil if bullets don’t get good PR there’s other ways […]

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len on February 28th, 2015

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len on February 9th, 2015

“History is [now] found materialized in varying spatial arrangements; history becomes a matter of how space comes to be organized. Space, in short, is now understood both as the product of social processes and as an influence upon them. Capitalism, for example, is not simply temporalizing — always revolutionizing the production process, dooming to obsolescence, […]

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len on December 23rd, 2014

I requested a review copy of the collection of essays edited by James McGrath from Wipf & Stock, and it arrived a few days ago. The chapter breakdown follows: 1 The Dark Dreamlife of Postmodern Theology (Janca-Aji) 2 Sorcerers and Supermen: Old Mythologies in New Guises (Robertson) 3 Star Trekking in China: Science Fiction as […]

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len on December 16th, 2014

An original Canadian Christmas carol — and from roughly 1643? Jean de Brebeuf penned the words while working among the Hurons in what would later become Ontario. This version by the Elora Festival Singers is beautiful. This version by Bruce Cockburn is more authentic but less appealing. When Betty and I were up around Penetanguishene […]

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len on December 7th, 2014

I do not know if you feel the throbbing of the land in your chest … you may not feel the spiritual anguish as I see the earth ravaged… but you can no longer escape my fate as the soil turns barren and the rivers poison. (Grand Chief John Kelly, 1977) The Comeback, 2014, 220 […]

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len on December 5th, 2014

John Ralston Saul argues in “The Comeback” that Canada’s government is colonial and Eurocentric — racist, actually. But the majority of Canada’s people are not. I wish this was less obvious. Saul also argues that this experiment in pluralism and cooperation we call Canada would never have been possible without the generosity and humility in […]

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len on November 25th, 2014

Canada has a reputation for justice, and for looking out for the small guy. And that reputation was probably partly earned and partly deserved — but much less true than we would like it to be, and less true since the Conservatives took a majority in government. While continuing to pay lip service to the […]

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