Wednesday, November 02, 2005

healing and wholeness in a postcolonial theology

I’m preaching on Sunday, November 6th, 3.00 p.m, St John’s Church, Hororata;

Annual Te Waiora Thanksgiving Service
Title: A healing community
Text: Genesis 28:10-17
Spiritual takeaway: sprigs of rosemary

rosemary.jpgI’m wrestling with text and topic at the moment. I’m thinking about how some of our contemporary movies are a cry for wholeness and healing -Whale Rider and the pain of a search for identity, In My Father’s Den and the pain of household memories. And reflecting on Jacob, who in Genesis is fleeing the pain of household memories and is searching for identity. And how in the Biblical narrative, God becomes present, through sleep, as an ancestral God. And then there is John 1:51 and Jesus as the new Jacob.

Somehow in here are the seeds of a post-colonial theology — journey, past wounds, ancestoral identity, land issues. But the task for today is accessibility and a 15 minute “spiritual reflection.”

Posted by steve at 02:59 PM

1 Comment

  1. …and rosemary for remembrance.

    Comment by Tim — November 3, 2005 @ 6:52 am

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