April 7, 2019

"In our teachings as an Anishinaabe people, where we are now is referred to as the time of the Seventh Fire. It is said that long ago prophets came to our people and they said that at the time of the Seventh Fire, we as Anishinaabe people would have a choice between two paths. One path, they said, would be well worn, but it would be scorched; the other path, they said, would not be well worn, it would be green. It would be our choice upon which path to embark. Frankly, I’m pretty sure that’s where we all are now. And the time has come for all of us to choose our path.” —Winona LaDuke

"In our teachings as an Anishinaabe people, where we are now is referred to as the time of the Seventh Fire. It is said that long ago prophets came to our people and they said that at the time of the Seventh Fire, we as Anishinaabe people would have a choice between two paths. One path, they said, would be well worn, but it would be scorched; the other path, they said, would not be well worn, it would be green. It would be our choice upon which path to embark. Frankly, I’m pretty sure that’s where we all are now. And the time has come for all of us to choose our path.” —Winona LaDuke

March 31, 2019

The foundation of Christendom is now cracking and crumbling after centuries of enjoying a position of power and influence. Maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe it’s even a God thing.  Maybe God is actively dismantling the false idols of power and security amassed through decades of colonization and Christendom.  Maybe the gospel call for love and liberation simply can’t mix with the mortar of slavery, forced assimilation, and white supremacy upon which many of our churches was built.  Maybe the foundation Christianity in the U.S. is simply too shaky to stand the test of time as moral arc of the universe bends toward justice.  Maybe we are in the midst of our own Babel moment.

The foundation of Christendom is now cracking and crumbling after centuries of enjoying a position of power and influence. Maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe it’s even a God thing.

Maybe God is actively dismantling the false idols of power and security amassed through decades of colonization and Christendom.

Maybe the gospel call for love and liberation simply can’t mix with the mortar of slavery, forced assimilation, and white supremacy upon which many of our churches was built.

Maybe the foundation Christianity in the U.S. is simply too shaky to stand the test of time as moral arc of the universe bends toward justice.

Maybe we are in the midst of our own Babel moment.