Telling Estonian Stories

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An attempt to introduce the "Estonian story" - ie, the story Estonians tell about themselves - along with important "sub-plots".

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Telling Estonian Stories

  1. 1. Telling Estonian Stories
  2. 2. Filling A Deafening Silence
  3. 3. “ Once you were not a nation …” <ul><li>Small Finno-Ugric people group </li></ul><ul><li>Strategically valuable Baltic Sea ports </li></ul><ul><li>Long history of foreign rule by neighboring superpowers </li></ul><ul><li>20 th C. Independence Won, Frustrated, Reaffirmed </li></ul>
  4. 5. Dancing with Elephants <ul><li>Global Economic Influence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What makes Estonia valuable/secure? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scando-European Influence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continental Identity / National Identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pragmatic Secularism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europe’s “Rising Star” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ The Cold East Wind” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 th Century’s Greatest Political Tragedy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political Tension (Subversion?) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Stories from the Silence <ul><li>Ethnic Minorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From Gal 3:27-28 to Rom 1:12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Russian-Estonians or Russian Nationals? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partners in the Gospel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Rural Realities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progressive Estonia’s “Left Behind” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Poor will always be with you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Widow, The Orphan … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Macedonian Call of Rural Pastors </li></ul>
  6. 7. Whose Story Is It?
  7. 8. Alongside the Estonian Church

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