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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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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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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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The New Landscape of Youth Ministry

What one youth pastor learned about youth ministry by hiring a bunch of teenagers to help renovate his house. It might be odd to give thanks for “The Great Recession,” but sometimes I do. About three years ago my wife and I managed to purchase our second home after we...

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Art is for Everyone

How art gives a voice to the voiceless. From her ever-changing hairstyles and edgy fashion to her thought-provoking tattoos, Jacqueline Moulton looks the part of an artist. In addition to teaching college art classes, Moulton spends her mornings as the Art Program...

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Listening and Reconciliation

A brief history of the Stó:lō people and the settlers in Chilliwack, B.C. and what it means for us. Friendships change us. Good friendships change us for the better. My friendship with Andrew Victor, an aboriginal pastor from the Stó:lō Nation, has been one of the...

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Seek the Welfare of the Suburbs

 They may not be seen as exciting, but the ‘burbs need a Christian presence, too. Suburbs are the place not to be. In conversations around creative cultural engagement, I’ve noticed suburbs are viewed as boring, a kind of anti-culture to be avoided if at all possible....

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New Churches in the None Zone

What do church plants in one of the most post-Christian cities in the nation have to teach us? While national headlines herald the decline of Christianity in the United States, scarcely heard are stories from the thousands of new churches and new forms of church that...

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