Misshaping Created Identity

There are many reasons to remember, tell stories, teach, and learn history.  Of them all, one, is to learn the mistakes of our parents.  For therein lies the why of who we are.  To know their mistakes does not negate their gifts or strong points.  Rather, they allow us to understand our own better. Those who live in the... Continue Reading →

Civilizing & Christianizing

Disciple’s theology trended toward a nationalistic identity from the beginning.  However, if we were to choose a defining moment when theology and nationalism became one, it would lie in the moment when Disciples voted to open a Boarding School on the Yakama Reservation.  In 1919, at the International Convention in Cincinnati, we Disciples approved monies to the American... Continue Reading →

Honor and Our Veterans

For some time folk have worked hard to change how we think as community.  To move from Columbus Day to Indigenous Day is an example.  Reframing our worldview though is to change core celebrations National structure knows that if people think of familial celebrations as national then we will do most anything for the nation. Today’s celebration... Continue Reading →

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