Tag Archives: colonialism

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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How responsible am I for colonialism?: Why Kevin Gonzaga exists.

[Introduction: This is a several page post that I began writing as I wrestled with considering my personal responsibility in regards to European colonialism which “settled” the nation I grew up in. It ended up being about why I exists … Continue reading

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Sincerity of faith is not an inoculation against participating in evil.

[Disclaimer: This post explores injustices and this post contains graphic and explicit pictures of violence and dead bodies related to that subject.] No one can really deny that Christians have supported and participated in very serious evils in history. At … Continue reading

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Invisible Children and Kony 2012

Several weeks back Kony 2012 hit my news feed.  For the past several weeks I have been thinking about it and a variety of wider issues related to it. Before turning to those wider issues in other posts I want … Continue reading

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Three thoughts regarding Western aid and non-profits…

Recently Invisible Children’s “Kony 2012” campaign has been met with a lot of arguments and criticisms. Rachel Held Evans has compiled a series of links that summarize the arguments for and against this most recent initiative by Invisible Children. This is … Continue reading

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The Great Emergence: Tony Jones and Provocative (but Responsible) Dialogue

Recently Fuller Seminary hosted a talk on “Emergence Spirituality.”  Put succinctly, Christianity is going through a major identity crisis that tends to happen every five hundred years or so.  In the West, Conservative Evangelicalism, a Protestant brand of Christianity that … Continue reading

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