Randy Woodley

Randy Woodley, Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture and Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies, George Fox University/Portland Seminary, lives on a farm in Newberg, Oregon with his wife Edith. The Woodleys have four grown children and three grandchildren and in their spare time run a regenerative organic Native American farm and seed company, Eloheh Farm and Seeds. www.elohehfarm.com  Randy is a legal descendent of the Keetoowah Cherokees in Oklahoma and Edith a Eastern Shoshone tribal member. Randy writes chapters and articles extensively on Peace, Ecology, Spirituality, Indigenous Studies, Missiology, Diversity and Decolonization. He has five books out, with another under contract dealing with decolonizing Evangelicalism (Wipf and Stock). A few of his books include Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision (Eerdmans 2012) and Living in Color: Embracing God’s Passion for Ethnic Diversity (Intervarsity 2004). His latest book is a children’s book entitled The Harmony Tree: A Story of Healing and Community (Friesen 2016). Randy’s podcast, Peacing it All Together confronts a wide array of topics at www.peacingitalltogether.com 

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Disclosure: I am neither Black nor White. I speak as a bit of an outsider to this particular issue because I am of mixed Keetoowah Cherokee and White ancestry, appearance, and identity. Some of the arguments below may apply to Latinx and Native Americans, but in my experience, I have ...

Allow me to be honest. There are few things in my job that I dislike more than having a conversation with someone who is feigning objectivity or neutrality. I call it academic pretense. I cherish conversations when people speak from their hearts, even if I disagree with them. This holds ...

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