Advent Study with the First Nations Version

December 15, 2022, 7:30pm Eastern Time

Join us to expand our understanding of the Divine through new biblical translations!

CLBSJ is pleased to welcome Terry Wildman (Ojibwe and Yaqui), lead translator, general editor, and project manager of the First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament, for a conversation about this project and an exploration into its rendering of some of our beloved Advent texts.

Mr. Wildman will share about the method behind this experiment in grassroots translation, and reflect on some of the themes and discoveries that emerged in the effort to craft a translation that resonates with the cultural and linguistic thought patterns of indigenous oral storytelling traditions. New Testament scholar Dr. T. Christopher Hoklotubbe (Choctaw) and Pastor Casey Church (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi) will join us in dialogue.

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Terry M. Wildman (Ojibwe and Yaqui) is the lead translator, general editor, and project manager of the First Nations Version. He serves as the director of spiritual growth and leadership development for Native InterVarsity. He is also the founder of Rain Ministries and has previously served as a pastor and worship leader. He and his wife, Darlene, live in Arizona. Read More

Dr. T. Christopher Hoklotubbe (Choctaw) is Assistant Professor of Religion at Cornell College and serves on the faculty of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community. His book, Civilized Piety: The Rhetoric of Pietas in the Pastoral Epistles and the Roman Empire (Baylor University Press, 2017), won the 2021 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise. Read More

Dr. Casey Church (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi) is an Indigenous Missiologist and Pastor of “Good Medicine Way” a contextual church plant in Albuquerque New Mexico. He is a Board Member with Indigenous Pathways and faculty with NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community. Casey is author of the book Holy Smoke: The Contextual Use of Native American Ritual and Ceremony. Read More

This event is co-sponsored by Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries.