How would you treat a gift that was custom designed for you? What should mankind’s response be to God’s work of creation?
We are not creating a model or a program, but we do hope to inspire other churches and groups to experiment more: that is, not to live under the obligation of “doing good,” but to embrace contingency, caring for the neighbor you meet on the Jericho road, inspired by Jesus’ example of love and readiness to serve.
Meals are a powerful of expression of welcome and friendship in every culture. This is why Jesus’ meals are so significant – they embody God’s grace and enact God’s mission. Jesus ate with tax collectors and sinners.
I have hope that more Christians will increasingly see the importance of caring for our bodies as GOD’s temples, and caring for the earth as GOD’s gift of creation…
I can think of no greater joy that I could receive in life than one or all three of my boys choosing to follow in my footsteps to become a farmer.
as sons and daughters of the living God, we were not only meant to be one with one another, but we were also meant to be one with God Himself!
All of creation sprang forth from a perfect fellowship characterized by UNITY, LOVE, CREATIVITY, LIFE, DEPENDENCE, REJOICING and GLORY!
The kingdom of God requires a total makeover of how we’ve been trained to see human value. It gives us a brand new way of measuring and realizing identity and worth.
We are missing something fundamental in how we think about and practice meat eating. A lost agrarian skill – killing chickens – connects life and death.
Planted is a fascinating and enjoyable read…with an important message to embody our discipleship to Jesus in lived community and creation care.
I think that plain speech is really difficult to do, but it is a really valuable thing when living with one another. Especially when you’re feeling a bit peeved at someone…
God is not asking us to turn everything into a productive vegetable garden, but is asking us to serve the needs of our earth, and to recognize its goodness and worth.
Adam longed for the garden as he longed for his own life. Furiously he worked as his mind raced and the forest all around him seemed to be breathing his name.
We must learn to read and understand the Bible in the light of the present fact of Creation. This would seem to be a requirement both for Christians and for everyone concerned, but it entails a long work of true criticism
The industrialization of the church has, significantly, paralleled the industrialization of agriculture and the near demise of the family farm.
You can’t franchise the kingdom of God, say the authors of “Slow Church,” a new book that applies the lessons of the slow food movement to congregational life.
This moderated roundtable will bring together activists, entrepreneurs, and scholars to discuss faith-based reactions to sustainability and labor concerns in the food industry…
As I was reading about Lynn White’s call to a more ecologically-minded Franciscan Christian theology I was struck by the story of Saint Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio as I had just been astonished by the role of the wolf in restoring an ecological web.
A small church in Texas comes together after a storm to form a makeshift community. While others, in fear, are taking what they want at any cost
As I stood there today in the presence of farmers, pseudo-farmers, and food shysters I began to ponder what initial questions we asked while perusing produce and what might be helpful to others.
This interview with Wendell Berry is a feast. It shines a light on Mr. Berry’s down-to-earth wisdom that is both provocative and stirring…
War is easy when you’re the only superpower…War is easy when it is profitable. War is easy when you don’t see the pain and suffering…
A true and humorous agrarian story about fetching the cow from the neighbor’s farm, and the importance of a mountain bike when bending a cow to your will.
In Mark Scandrette’s new book he asks: “Are we really living out our faith priorities in how we spend our time and money?” It’s time to realign lives…