In this issue, we examine some ways of understanding that emerged from interaction with a different perspective—and, of course, different foundational thinking. Ontology has a lot to do with our approach to life and the rest of creation; that is to say whether we understand spiritual reality in strictly behavioral and anthropocentric terms or, as more creation-wide and ontological.
1. Woodley, Randy. “God’s First Discourse: Connected by the Community of Creation in the Harmony Way.” pp., 5–19.
2. Illyn, Peter. “Pragmatic Theology: Belly Button Christianity in the Age of Extraction.” pp., 21–37.
3. Harper, Lisa Sharon. “Shalom and Environmental Justice for Indigenous Peoples.” pp., 39–49.
4. Buller, Cornelius A. “The Power Of Hope: Indigenous Prophecies and the Ontological Force of the Future.” pp., 51–64.
5. LeBlanc, Terry. “Spirit And Spirituality: New Old Perspectives.” pp., 65–78.
6. Twiss, Richard. “All My Relatives: An Indigenous Manifesto for Biblical Justice.” pp., 81–93.
7. Tim Nelson. “Creating a Lakota Theology.” pp., 95–108.
8. Desjarlais, Joe. “A Tale of Two Outbacks: Aboriginal Relationship to Land in Australia and Canada.” pp., 109–13.