Ebony and Steve discuss the topic of mission, and how that important calling often has been tied up and confused with Eurocentric/US-centric colonialism. Topics include:

  • Ebony’s recommendation: the Kinky Curly Theological Collective (1:20)
  • Steve’s recommendation: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (4:58)
  • Steve and Ebony’s history with missions (11:42)
  • The connection between mission and colonialism (15:47)
  • Examples of American syncretism into Christianity (19:20)
  • The need for humility in cultures where you don’t know as well as they do, but they still look to you as the American expert (22:44)

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