2017 Turner Memorial Lecture Series

Event: 

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 12:00pm

Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8, 2017 in Yakima

Indian Land, Cosmic Balance, and Individual Salvation

Featuring...
Rev. Dr. George "Tink" Tinker
Clifford Baldridge Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado.

Tink Tinker, a citizen of the Osage Nation (wazhazhe), is the Clifford Baldridge Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology, where he has brought an Indian perspective to a predominantly White, euro-christian school. As an Indian academic Tinker is committed to a scholarly endeavor that takes seriously both the liberation of Indian peoples from their historic oppression as colonized communities and the liberation of White Americans, the historic colonizers and oppressors of Indian peoples. For nearly three decades he volunteered both administratively and as a traditional spiritual leader at Four Winds American Indian Council in Denver and has worked closely with the American Indian Movement of Colorado. His publications include: American Indian Liberation: A Theology of Sovereignty (Orbis, 2008); Spirit and Resistance: American Indian Liberation and Political Theology (Fortress, 2004); Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Genocide (Fortress Press, 1993); and co-editor of Native Voices: American Indian Sovereignty and Identity (University of Kansas, 2003). He has published nearly eight dozen journal articles and chapters for edited volumes.

Photograph courtesy of Iliff School of Theology, Denver.

Tink Tinker and family at Hyde Statues, courtesy Tinker  


Event Schedule

Friday, October 6

  • 4:00 Check In
  • 5:30 Catered BBQ Dinner
  • 6:30 Opening Worship
  • 7:00 Lecture #1: How the Christians Stole My Land, Legally: The Doctrine of (Christian) Discovery
  • 8:30 Informal Gatherings

Saturday, October 7

  • 9:00 Hospitality Table Open
  • 9:15 Worship
  • 9:30 Lecture #2: Why I don't Believe in a Creator: Cosmic Balance vs. Individual Salvation
  • 10:30 Q&A with Dr. Tinker
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:15 Regional Update
  • 12: 00 Catered Box Lunch
  • 1:00 Workshops and Field Trips (locations to be announced)

Sunday, October 8

  • 9:00 Bible Study led by Dr. Tinker
  • 10:45 Worship
  • Fellowship Potluck--After Worship
    • Consider signing up to sing with the Church Choir on Sunday morning!  See the registration form.

Lodging Information

Oxford Inn- 1603 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98901  (509) 457-4444

Single queen rooms - $111
Double queen rooms - $119
Offering a complimentary breakfast that features biscuits/gravy and Belgian waffles along with hot/cold cereal, fruit, yogurt, etc.  Rates are per night and do not include applicable taxes.
These Group Rates are available through September 8.

Oxford Suites- 1701 E Yakima Ave, Yakima WA 98901   (509) 457-9000

Two queen rooms - $139
Single king rooms - $135
Offering a full hot breakfast buffet included as well as a complimentary evening reception (appetizers and 2 drinks).  Rates are per night and do not include applicable taxes.
These Group Rates are available through September 8.


Registration Links and Forms Coming Soon!


About the Turner Memorial Lectures

The Turner Memorial Lectures are presented by the Northwest Regional Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Begun in 1964, the Lectures honor the memory of William Franklin Turner, who ministered in Washington state for almost 50 years.

Location: 

Englewood Christian Church, 511 N 44th Ave, Yakima, WA 98908