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Navajo Christians Build Relationships through Scripture and Culture
Window Rock Christian Reformed Church used a Vital Worship Grant project to connect with more people by engaging scripture in ways reflective of Navajo cultural practices.
Feature Story | December 01, 2021
Navajo Burials and Christian Hope
The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated death-related issues in the Navajo Nation. Even so, affirming all that's good about "walking in beauty" gives Navajos on the Jesus Way a bridge to comfort people bound by fearful Navajo taboos about death.
Article | December 01, 2021
Terry M. Wildman on First Nations Version New Testament
In the new First Nations Version of the New Testament, Terry M. Wildman translates the good news about Jesus, Creator Sets Free, into cadences and concepts that resonate with indigenous First Nations people.
Conversation | February 22, 2021
Mark L. MacDonald on Gospel-Based Discipleship and Indigenous Christians
Archbishop Mark L. MacDonald speaks and writes about gospel inculturation in Indigenous ministries, especially among First Nations Anglicans in Canada. Churches everywhere can learn from the Indigenous Gospel-Based Discipleship model for worship, governance, and community life.
Conversation | March 24, 2020
Indigenous Christian Worship Resources: Where to Start
Many congregations are beginning to realize that they live, work, and worship on land taken from Indigenous people. Learning about First Nations and Native American Christians can help worshipers from other cultures see the gospel with new eyes.
Article | March 19, 2020
Would Jesus Listen To My Story?
In November 2016, the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship sent Calvin College student Adrienne Hall to Would Jesus Eat Frybread, a conference for Native American students put on by Intervarsity, Cru, and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
Reflection | November 28, 2016
Can I be Native and Christian?
In November 2014 Calvin College senior Chantelle Yazzie traveled to Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation, Carlton, MN, to participate in the third annual “Would Jesus Eat Frybread?” conference.
Reflection | January 16, 2015
Report from the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous Peoples
Report from Mark Charles, Resource Development Specialist for Indigenous Worship, on the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous Peoples.
Reflection | January 14, 2011
Contextualizing Worship: My Journey to Worship God as a Navajo Christian
When the first Christian missionaries came to the Navajo people they unfortunately brought more than the Gospel. They also brought the message that God could only be worshiped through the Western culture. This workshop contained a collection of stories and lessons learned in my journey to understand what it means to be Navajo and Christian.
Audio | January 01, 2009