Author Archives: Bruce Bryant-Scott

About Bruce Bryant-Scott

Baptised 1962. Anglican priest. Fly-paper brain. Husband & Father. Refugees welcome! I remember when Facebook was on paper.

Is the Legacy of the Indian Residential Schools an Issue for Theology?

The following is a continuation from my previous post and part of the serialization of the first draft of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. One might argue that while the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools is an issue for the … Continue reading

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The Indian Residential Schools: Yes, It Was Genocide

The following is a continuation from my previous post and part of the serialization of the first draft of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. Two issues arise immediately. First, was the operation of the Indian residential schools really genocide? After all, … Continue reading

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Unsettling Theology: Introduction

How do good people wind up doing evil things? How are Christians to deal with an evil legacy? Behind these simple, very general questions, is an actual story, and a very real theological legacy. Between the 1870s and the 1970s … Continue reading

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An Academic Discipline

As some of you know, I’ve been working on a PhD dissertation for the past five years. The first couple of years were largely reading and reflecting, what my friend Tamsin Jones Farmer calls “passive cogitation”. The scheme of the … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 40

In the Abyss (Holy Saturday) The Saturday between Good Friday and Easter, the Sunday of the Resurrection, is always a little bit odd for faithful Christians. The intensity of Lent and Holy Week gives way to, well, normalcy. Maybe you … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 39

Exiles (Good Friday) Good Friday is a day during which most Christians hear the Passion according to John. In many liturgies they also hear Psalm 22 and Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (the fourth Servant Song), and both played a major part in … Continue reading

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Lenten Readings: Day 38

Eucharistic Participation and Judgement (Maundy Thursday) We have arrived at the Triduum, the great three days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. Today’s second reading from the Daily Office Lectionary consists of two extracts from Paul’s First Letter to … Continue reading

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