Sacred Native American ways mesh with Christianity



Mike Peters, pastor of 4Fires Ministry in Grand Rapids, Mich., and a member of the Odawa tribe, says the Bible is his plumb line.

“When I consider the sacred ways of the Native American peoples, I can find many of them within its pages,” he said.

Peters, who helped organize a recent powwow in a neighborhood park, sees parallels in his people’s spiritual traditions and Christianity.

“For instance, Native Americans ‘smoke’ prayers in a sacred ceremony,&r...

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