Practising Kinship: Generations

Practising Kinship: Generations

“In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions…

Practising Kinship With Our “Youngers”

Practising Kinship With Our “Youngers”

Can you remember yourself at 15? At 25?  Which years were toughest for you? What helped you keep going? Who came alongside…

Practising Kinship with Creation

Practising Kinship with Creation

“Until we see one another as related we will go on to perpetuate the suffering of our human family. We can turn…

A Native Christology: Kinship

A Native Christology: Kinship

—Steven Charleston’s thoughts, summarized by Anne Baxter Smith from The Four Vision Quests of Jesus [Steven Charleston bio and book] Easter is not about a few…

Holy Week: Poured Out for Us

Holy Week: Poured Out for Us

An excerpt from A Sanctified Art In a room full to the brim with emotion, Jesus offers a tender, loving, and humble goodbye,…

Kinship: Weaving the Net of Love

Kinship: Weaving the Net of Love

When my one and only uncle died suddenly at the age of 92, in accordance with his wishes, his graveside service and…

Prodigal Grace

Prodigal Grace

Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32 I have a paper bag in my closet that holds pieces of handmade pottery that have been accidentally…

You Are Worthy

You Are Worthy

Luke 13: 1-9 Ideas are like seeds. They get planted in the soil of our minds. There they lie in the dark,…

Under God’s Wing

Under God’s Wing

Luke 13:31-35 In this week’s lectionary text, Herod has a desire (in Greek, thel?): to capture and kill Jesus. Jesus has a desire (again, thel?):…

The First Vision Quest of Jesus

The First Vision Quest of Jesus

Our culture views abundance as having material prosperity, power, and popularity. When these things are missing, there is scarcity. But what if…

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