“You Can’t See Me,” Trump Arrested, the Juarez Fire
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Did you know that Tamice Spencer-Helms, the author of our newest book Faith Unleavened, has her own podcast now? It’s called Life after Leaven, and it’s about how we should live in the wake of toxic Christianity—how to pick up “the shattered fragments of a faith we used to know.” It’s a direct follow-up to the book, and we know you’ll love the deep and powerful discussions Tamice has with her guests! Check it out here! And don’t forget to subscribe to her Substack,.
And now, on to our highlights for the week!
Two administrative bodies of the Vatican disavowed the Doctrine of Discovery last week, continuing the Catholic Church’s formal recognition of its atrocities against indigenous peoples. The doctrine was a heresy that provided the theological underpinning for the abuse and violence that European colonial powers perpetrated around the world, and baptized that exploitation in the name of Jesus. This talk by Mark Charles explains how the doctrine became a core principle of the Catholic Church’s global expansion, and then made its way into Protestantism. He also connects the doctrine to present-day politics, and outlines how the church can resist the persistent temptation to idolize power. We pray for repentance and movement toward justice from all the institutions that leverage this doctrine to colonize and violate.
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