CULTURE

What Sports Taught Me About God’s Grace

Ultimate frisbee has something to teach us about the spirit of God. Everyone’s got a favorite Seattle sports team, right? Yours might be the Sounders or the Seahawks. Mine is Seattle Mixtape. Never heard of them? I can’t say I’m surprised. They play a sport that,...

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Why Are People Going to Yoga Instead of Church?

The Yoga culture in Cascadia might have a lot to teach the church. At the recent Christ & Cascadia Conference, Matthew Kaemingk encouraged us to consider this: “What are the questions that Cascadian culture is asking?” The rise of Yoga in Cascadia is just such a...

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My Journey to Privilege

What can we learn from Mennonite privilege? I grew up as a Mennonite in Cascadia. Now, in Cascadia, most Mennonite stereotypes are irrelevant. No horse and buggy or German language for me. I’m not a farmer (although Cascadia does have many Mennonite farmers). I vote....

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Vision & Call Internship Program

We are searching for two awesome folks to join our team. Interested? Are you interested in exploring the connections between faith and culture? The Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture has received a generous grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust...

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How Not to Serve the Native Church

Sometimes the right thing to do is ask for help, not give it. “What can we do to help the Native American Church?” That’s a question a lot of Cascadian Christians ask. Cascadia is home to many indigenous cultures, after all—and surely we should want to serve them,...

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Christ & Cascadia Launches New Site!

Welcome to the new Christ & Cascadia website! While our mission remains the same—to foster conversations about the cultural opportunities and challenges facing the Christian faith in Cascadia—we've embraced a new look that pairs aesthetics and function. We like to...

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Smoking Rock and Reading Scripture

Who is the person behind the addiction? A child of God.  Drug addict. Homeless. Prostitute. Criminal. Have you ever used these terms to label someone? We often use these sorts of words to objectify and disenfranchise those already marginalized within our society. We...

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Cut and Paste Faith

The art of postmodern collage might seem disorienting, but it has something to teach the Church. Last April, I took thirteen students from Columbia Bible College to the Vancouver Art Gallery to see a show called MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture. The exhibit was...

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Walking Together

David Warkentin interviews Patti Victor about the hopes and challenges of Christian and Indigenous reconciliation. “I’m an Indigenous leader and a Pentecostal pastor.” This is how Patti Victor introduces herself. And many find it surprising. These two roles don’t...

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