Looks to be a great follow up to your ABC interview, which I found a rewarding listen.
Do you have a book or two on indigenous American spirituality you might recommend? Any good works on how Christianity is understood by particular indigenous groups, and how their cultures inform Christian practice and faith?
This conversation was a reminder for me of just how flexible and “perennial” Christian practice and doctrine are as people incorporate them into their lives and various cultures. The way I experience Christianity is an export from an ancient Middle Eastern culture and I should not assume that in meeting Christ that my values and culture magically disappeared and were replaced with Hellenized Judean culture of the 1st century; clearly my values transform faith and faith should also challenge my values.
I loved the comment I’ll paraphrase as “Christ was already here before the missionaries arrived.” Beautiful.
This was riveting. Thanks so much! And to your fellow conversationalists.
thanks for sharing ill have to check it out. I have friends who've already sent me it as well.