Yanan Melo is a writer, poet, and musician from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He is currently pursuing a B.A. in theology from Moody Bible Institute with emphases on postcolonial theology and liturgical studies. Follow Yanan on Twitter @yananmelo.

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My Lola Is Decolonizing the Garden of Eden

by Yanan Melo 07-28-2021

Even in the midst of our lands groaning for their future restoration (Romans 8:22), the body of Christ dismantles the colonial systems that have privatized God’s creation. For in Christ, land and resources are not meant to be segregated but rather shared through hospitality for the flourishing of local communities, especially for the vulnerable and oppressed among us (1 John 3:17-18). In this way, Christ’s body is a new ecology between all lands, nations, and peoples through a common love for each other.