Author: Matthew Kaemingk

Pacific Northwest Religion: Doing It Different, Doing it Alone Part II

  An Interview with a scholar of Cascadian spirituality and religion (Part Two) Patricia O’Connell Killen is the primary editor of the book Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest.  Professor Killen has worked regularly with Northwest pastors, congregations, and community organizations on understanding the religious ecology of the region and how it shapes both individual and institutional religious sensibilities and possibilities. She is a nationally recognized scholar in American religious history and is currently serving Gonzaga University as its Academic Vice President. She was kind enough to sit down with Christ and Cascadia’s editor Matthew Kaemingk for an interview about her...

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Pacific Northwest Religion: Doing It Different, Doing It Alone Part I

An interview with a scholar of Cascadian spirituality and religion (Part One) Patricia O’Connell Killen is the primary editor of the book Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest.  Professor Killen has worked regularly with Northwest pastors, congregations, and community organizations on understanding the religious ecology of the region and how it shapes both individual and institutional religious sensibilities and possibilities. She is a nationally recognized scholar in American religious history and is currently serving Gonzaga University as its Academic Vice President. She was kind enough to sit down with Christ and Cascadia’s editor Matthew Kaemingk for an interview about her findings. Kaemingk:...

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What is Christ & Cascadia?

Christ & Cascadia is a collaborative online journal, which explores the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities for the Christian faith in Cascadia. Our mission is to equip Christians to better understand and engage the culture of Cascadia. The journal is committed to cultivating thoughtful conversations that are contextually aware, theologically rich, and culturally creative. Conquered and kidnapped by the Babylonians, the ancient Israelites were commanded by Yahweh to seek the “shalom” of the city where they had been exiled (Jeremiah 29). Rather than pine after their lost home of Jerusalem, the Israelites were commanded to “settle down, build houses, and plant...

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