Podcast Episode 75 – Live at CCDA – Stephanie Vander Lugt & Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson

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ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith sat down at the recent CCDA conference with two first-time podcast guests, Stephanie Vander Lugt and Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson, each of whom hosted CCDA workshops. They discuss their work as it relates to the religious practices of indigenous people, the importance of attentiveness, and of course, what they are currently reading.

Stephanie Vander Lugt is a minister and behavioral health professional who works at the intersection of justice, faith, healing, ecology, and personal/communal transformation. She is the cofounder and executive director of Kinship Plot, an organization that cultivates resonant relationships through collaborative learning, contemplative action, formative artistry, slow cultivation, and liberatory welcome. Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson, Ihanktonwan Nation (Yankton Sioux) is an Adjunct English Faculty with Kent State University Geauga Campus and NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community, teaching Indigenous Research and Writing. She is also a doctoral student researching “The Writers of the Sioux Nation and Their Response to Colonized Christian Witness.”

**This episode is sponsored by InterVarsity Press, publisher of ‘Zion Learns to See.’ When Zion joins her dad at work, she discovers that a day at the community center brings new and wonderful people into her life. Inspired by real events, this children’s book by Terence Lester and his daughter Zion, allows kids and adults to learn with Zion about people experiencing homelessness and see how she is moved to respond as she recognizes that all people matter to God. Zion Learns to See, a new IVP Kids book by Terence Lester and Zion Lester. 

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger) 

  • Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison
  • Land of the Spotted Eagle by Luther Standing Bear
  • Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by Willie James Jennings
  • Consider the Birds: A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible by Debbie Blue
  • Inciting Joy: Essays by Ross Gay
  • The Book of (More) Delights: Essays, Book 2 by Ross Gay
  • The Uncontrollability of the World by Hartmut Rosa
  • An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo

If you’d like to order any of the above books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)

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