2017 Turner Memorial Lecture Series


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

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

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

A member of the faculty since 1985, Tink Tinker teaches courses in American Indian cultures, history, and religious traditions; cross-cultural and Third-World theologies; and justice and peace studies and is a frequent speaker on these topics both in the U.S. and internationally. His publications include American Indian Liberation: A Theology of Sovereignty (2008); Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation (2004); and Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Genocide (1993). He co-authored A Native American Theology (2001); and he is co-editor of Native Voices: American Indian Identity and Resistance (2003), and Fortress Press’ Peoples’ Bible (2008).

Dr. Tinker has volunteered in the Indian community as (non–stipendiary) director of Four Winds American Indian Survival Project in Denver for two decades. In that capacity he functions in the urban Indian community as a traditional American Indian spiritual leader. He is past president of the Native American Theological Association and a member of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians.

Firmly committed to the ecumenical movement, he has been active in volunteer capacities with several denominations at the national level, the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches. He currently serves as an "Honorary Advisor" to IMADR, the International Movement against all Forms of Discrimination and Racism; and he also serves locally on the Leadership Council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. On campus, Tinker works closely both with students of color and with Lutheran students.

Photograph and bio courtesy of Iliff School of Theology, Denver.


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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.


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