Category Archives: Unsettling Theology

The Confession of a Recovering Settler

A Sermon Preached on The Third Sunday of Lent at St. Thomas, Kefalas 11:00 am March 24, 2019 The Readings appointed for the Third Sunday of Lent “Unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.” Luke 13.5 … Continue reading

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“The Issue Before Us Is Death” – The Rev’d Chris Hedges

  In addition to giving the John Albert Hall lecture at the University of Victoria this past month, the journalist Chris Hedges, preached at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia, on January 20, 2019. I am told that some … Continue reading

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The Columbian Apocalypse

This post is a continuation of the second part of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. The next attempt to settle the Americas was that of Columbus.[1] Because of a miscalculation Columbus thought the earth was much smaller than it was, and … Continue reading

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First Contact: Skraelings and Vikings

This is a continuation of the second part of my dissertation on the theological legacy of the Indian Residential Schools, Unsettling Theology. The indigenous peoples of what is now known as North and South America have lived there since “time … Continue reading

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Theologies of Mission and the Indian Residential Schools (Introduction)

The following is the introduction to the Second Part of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. What were the theologies of mission which informed the operations of the Indian Residential Schools? This is a simple question which does not yet have a … Continue reading

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Whose Land Am I On?

The following is a continuation of the first draft of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. This is probably the most personal section. At a G20 meeting on September 25, 2009 the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, stated … Continue reading

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Method in Theology: Simple, Complex, Contested

The following is a continuation of the first draft of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. It probably needs more footnotes and a lot of rewriting. Contemporary theological method is relatively straight forward. Determine the topic or problem to be discussed. See … Continue reading

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