As a young disciple of Jesus, I lived in B.C.’s Fraser Valley in the 1970’s and 80’s. At that time there seemed to be a church on every corner; a faith community from almost every denomination. The spiritual ‘buffet’ included a dramatic spectrum of worship styles and theological bents. The ecclesiastical options seemed endless.
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Title: Unsettling Truths: The on-going, dehumanizing legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery.
Author: Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah
This book shines a damning light on the “Doctrine of Discovery,” the legal framework that grounded and justified European colonial rule of the Americas, and whose fallout continues to impact Indigenous lives to this day.
Title: Toward an Anabaptist Political Theology
Author: A. James Reimer
Reimer develops a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between church and society so that the church might more effectively understand its role within “the world.”
Title: The Spiritual Practice of Remembering
Author: Margaret Bendroth
To be a Christian is to remember the past and engage with it, through conversation with the words of those who have gone before us, who “are still speaking the same language of faith.”