A recent trip to Alaska has me reflecting on our human longings for wildness and safety, the church as refuge, and how Parachutes, a drop-in center for high-risk, street-involved youth in Anchorage is creating a safe physical, social and spiritual space for teens.

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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right" by Mercir. "Feels Like Home" by Immersive Music. "Full Humanity" by Cymatix. Used with Permission.

Production Assistance by Nate Tubbs.

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The Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley and his wife Edith are co-sustainers of Eloheh Farm, a permaculture, regenerative teaching farm, school and community in Newberg, Oregon. Dr. Woodley, a legal descendent of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, is an activist/scholar, distinguished speaker, teacher and wisdom keeper who addresses a variety of issues concerning American culture, faith, justice, diversity, racism, our relationship with the earth and Indigenous realities. His work has been featured nationally in diverse venues such as Christianity Today, The Huffington Post, Moody Radio and Time Magazine. He currently serves as Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture and Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies at George Fox University/Portland Seminary. His books include: The Harmony Tree: A Story of Healing and Community (a children’s book), Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision and Living in Color: Embracing God’s Passion for Ethnic Diversity. In this episode of RePlacing Church, Randy joins me to discuss:

  • What white missionaries and pastors need to do to minister to native people today

  • The complexities of ministry in native american contexts

  • What self-theologizing is and why it is so critical for gospel contextualization

  • How Christian missionaries separated native people from God

  • A brief history native communities and whiteness in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

  • Shalom as “The Harmony Way,” and how native communities practice it

  • Why we need another term for the “kingdom of God”

  • What America’s true original sin is

 

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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right" and "You Won't Walk Alone" by Mercir. "Closed" by Zadok Wartes. Used with Permission.

Production Assistance by Nate Tubbs.

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D.L. Mayfield is the author of Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith. Her writing has been featured in numerous publications, such as McSweeny’s, Relevant, Geez, The Toast, and Conspire! Her recent articles include “Facing Our Legacy of Lynching,” a cover story for Christianity Today and “Church Planting and the Gospel of Gentrification,” a cover story for Sojourners. She has a decade of experience working with refugee communities in the United States and is actively engaged in supporting immigrant communities, resisting gentrification, and working for justice in the city of Gresham, Oregon, where she lives with her husband and two young children. In this episode of RePlacing Church, D.L. Mayfield joins me to discuss:

  • Racism and the pacific northwest
  • 2 things Christians need to think about when it comes to gentrification
  • How refugees brought Christ to her
  • Why we need messy missionary stories, not just successful ones
  • How to be kind to your former spiritual self
  • Why she wants to start a religious recovery group
  • Why we need to celebrate unrecognized ministries
  • Prophetic activism and parenting

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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right" and "You Won't Walk Alone" by Mercir. "Closed" by Zadok Wartes. Used with Permission.

Production Assistance by Nate Tubbs.

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