Category Archives: Postcolonial

Alone But Not Alone and The Christian Imagination of History

Recently the indie Christian film Alone But Not Alone made some waves when it was nominated for an Oscar for best song, a number sung by Joni Eareckson Tada. This was controversial because it was such an obscure film that … Continue reading

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The moral responsibility of Settlers: What kind of society do we want to live in?

Photo: Ossie Michelin  Earlier today a large force of heavily armed RCMP officers descended on an anti-fracking blockade organized by members of the Elsipogtog Nation in New Brunswick, Canada. The blockade has been in place to protest shale gas exploration and … Continue reading

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A reminder for those of you still contemplating whether or not to join a #J11 rally tomorrow…

I’ll be attending the Los Angeles rally outside the Canadian consulate again and I invite anyone in the are to join me. The address is 550 South Hope St. and we will be going from noon to 3:00 pm. Now, … Continue reading

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Would Jesus Colonize You?: Why all Christians, including PM Harper, should oppose Harper’s agenda towards First Nations. (Pt3)

The Gospel is inherently anti-colonial yet many Christians throughout the centuries have been complicit in it. Colonialism is still alive and well today, even if we hide it better.  It is also still against the Gospel and the Way of … Continue reading

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Would Jesus Colonize you: If so, then what gives with Christianity’s role in Colonialism? (Part 2)

If the Gospel is anti-colonial, why have Christians been so complicit in colonialism? I have argued that the Gospel is inherently anti-colonial. Combine that with the non-violence Jesus taught, practiced and expect us to follow (which thoroughly undercuts the main … Continue reading

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Would Jesus Colonize You?: The Anti Colonial Gospel (Pt1)

Would Jesus colonize you? Would Jesus colonize you? Would Jesus force you to convert to another culture, speak another language, adopt different values and change everything about who you are in order to follow Him? Judging the past actions of … Continue reading

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Columbus and Contemporary Christianity

Today is the Columbus day, which is a day we celebrate Christopher Columbus for “discovering” the “New World.”  This holiday has been heavily criticized, especially by Native Americans in the U.S.A. It is seen as celebrating the “discovery” of a … Continue reading

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