Resources

Christian Spirituality in Aboriginal Australian context

Their Way: Towards Indigenous Warlpiri Christianity by Ivan Jordan

Their Way: Towards Indigenous Warlpiri Christianity by Ivan Jordan

Wonderful book about the development of the Christian 'purlapa' (traditional dance) and Warlpiri iconography are two of the most significant phenomena in the history of missions in Australia.

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The Lamb Enters the Dreaming by Robert Kenny

The Lamb Enters the Dreaming by Robert Kenny

A unique, seminal work about co-opted beliefs when European missionaries encountered Australian Aboriginals.

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Blood, Bones and Spirit: Aboriginal Christianity in an East Kimberley Town

Blood bones and spirit: Aboriginal Christianity in an East Kimberly Town by Heather McDonald

In this fascinating and beautifully written book, Heather McDonald examines Aboriginal people's experiences of colonialism and post-colonialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Kaninyi video

K video

“I urge everyone to watch Kanyini. It is entirely compelling and incredibly important. Bob tells his life story with such simplicity, eloquence and awareness. As we watch it, we realise his story is also our story. It is a film that reminds us of the truth of life, as well as the truth of Australia's history. Not just between black and white, but our relationship with all that surrounds us and our tendency to attempt to segregate - unsuccessfully - time and time again.” ​ Toni Collette Australian actress and musician

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7 Rookie Mistakes people make in short term Indigenous missions, The Gospel Colation, Darwin

Great article to read. Click here for reading.


Yolnu cosmology: an unchanging cosmos incorporating a rapidly changing world?

This thesis is first and foremost a descriptive ethnography of the cosmology of the Yolnu people who live in the North East Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory of Australia. This thesis is first and foremost a descriptive ethnography of the cosmology of the Yolnu people who live in the North East Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory of Australia. Supplementary to that description it explores the relationship between the Yolnu presupposition of changelessness, the rapidly changing world in which they live and their cosmology.

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Anderson's view on Aboriginal Christian Spirituality: "Who are you putting first in your life?”

Anderson's Christian experience is foundationally shaped by his convictions of the Holy Spirit in his reading of the Bible. The paper unpacks Anderson’s experience of culture and the way in which it has informed his spiritual life and navigation of Christian and Indigenous traditions. While the primary objective of this paper is to allow Anderson George to speak on his own terms, some supporting literature enables the authors to frame Anderson’s position on navigating both cultural traditions, both in terms of presenting the nuances embedded in anthropological notions of indigenisation along with Anderson’s, and the “One Way” movement’s theological distinctive.

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Rodney Rivers - Australia, My Country: The smoking ceremony and it’s accursed effects

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Clearing the smoke

Clearing the smoke - why Christians differ on smoking ceremonies.

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