Violence as Spectacle, Sacrifice as Icon


Two events occurred last week, which I instinctively knew to be connected, though at first I couldn’t see exactly what the connection might be. As I pondered the question, my mind was flooded with a cascade of old memories and fresh reflections, which only added to my bewilderment. It was like dumping the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle onto a table. You know there is some kind of order to them all, but at the moment all you’ve got is a meaningless jumble of color patches. At this point, I think I’ve got the border pieces of my puzzle in place, but that’s about all. Maybe you can help me finish it.

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On this day, Seattle Pacific Seminary takes time to recognize and honor the ongoing resilience, strength, and legacy of Indigenous peoples. May the God of power, peace, and justice embolden our witness towards the call of the beloved community #IndigenousPeoplesDay from the Seattle Pacific Seminary Facebook Page Follow Seattle Pacific Seminary on Facebook, Twitter, and […]

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The School of Theology has released a Statement on Racial Justice. Check out the link to read it in its entirety. http://ift.tt/2xEfD8e from the Seattle Pacific Seminary Facebook Page Follow Seattle Pacific Seminary on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Wondering if seminary is for you? Click the following link for more info on visiting SPS for a unique experience on November 3 and 4! www.spu.edu/discern from the Seattle Pacific Seminary Facebook Page Follow Seattle Pacific Seminary on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Welcome to the new entering class of seminarians! Please keep them in your prayers, and be sure to say hi if you see them around! from the Seattle Pacific Seminary Facebook Page Follow Seattle Pacific Seminary on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

A note from Dean Doug Strong: “In the wake of events in Charlottesville, Michael Eric Dyson has written this convicting challenge: ‘Now is the time for every decent white American to prove he or she loves this country by actively speaking out against the scourge this bigotocracy [white supremacy emboldened by the rhetoric of political leaders] represents. If such heinous behavior is met by white silence, it will cement the perception that as long as most white folk are not immediately at risk, then all is relatively well. Yet nothing could be further from the truth and nothing could more clearly declare the moral bankruptcy of our country.’ I pray that we will heed Dyson’s call to action.”


A note from Dean Doug Strong: “In the wake of events in Charlottesville, Michael Eric Dyson has written this convicting challenge: ‘Now is the time for every decent white American to prove he or she loves this country by actively speaking out against the scourge this bigotocracy [white supremacy emboldened by the rhetoric of political […]