Seattle Mennonite Church Sermons

Reflections on South Africa and the U.S.

December 29, 2019
Seattle Mennonite Church Sermons
Reflections on South Africa and the U.S.
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Seattle Mennonite Church Sermons
Reflections on South Africa and the U.S.
Dec 29, 2019
Kathryn Smith Derksen

After a brief introduction by Dan, Kathryn Smith Derksen shares reflections on 4 years of life in (complicated and diverse, awe-inspiring and pain-filled) South Africa. And then she beautifully brings the message home with gracious truth-telling about colonialism in our own (U.S.) lands and among our own (Mennonite) people. Listen to her powerful invitation to resist bumbling around in denying, defending, or disappearing our problematic histories and present realities, and instead lean into reliance on God, caring for one another through connection and forgiveness, and working together for racial healing.

Show Notes

After a brief introduction by Dan, Kathryn Smith Derksen shares reflections on 4 years of life in (complicated and diverse, awe-inspiring and pain-filled) South Africa. And then she beautifully brings the message home with gracious truth-telling about colonialism in our own (U.S.) lands and among our own (Mennonite) people. Listen to her powerful invitation to resist bumbling around in denying, defending, or disappearing our problematic histories and present realities, and instead lean into reliance on God, caring for one another through connection and forgiveness, and working together for racial healing.

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