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Randy Woodley

Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley, Ph.D. is a Keetoowah Cherokee (legal descendent) teacher, poet, activist, former pastor, missiologist and historian. Dr. Woodley received his baccalaureate degree from Rockmont College in Denver, Colorado. He was ordained to the ministry through the American Baptist Churches in the USA in Oklahoma after graduating with a Masters of Divinity degree from Eastern Seminary (now Palmer Seminary), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Randy's Ph.D. is in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky.

The World From a Porch Swing

In the anxiety of battle between good and evil, sensible compromise and sinful submission to worldly systems confronting me at my fingertips, I often retreat to my front porch swing for solace. Our little farm is surrounded by large filbert orchards on three sides. Those filberts, also known as hazelnuts, are typical of the industrial […]

Remembering Those On the Other Side of the Thanksgiving Table

What role does Thanksgiving play in our lives and our faith? When we think about the meeting of the first pilgrims and Indians, we usually connect vicariously to one side of that old Plymouth encounter, mysteriously linking our faith journey to the early pilgrims’ faith journey. But what about those long-ago Indians? Is there a […]