Joel Salatin | Food: The Cornerstone of Christian Credibility

Joel Salatin is an author, ‘lunatic’ farmer at Polyface Farm (“We are in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy, and healing the culture…”) and an outspoken advocate for regenerative and sustainable agriculture in a time when the American diet is largely supplied by ‘ecocidal’ factory farms owned by mega-corporations notorious for putting profits above all else.

Joel Salatin: Why food and farming matters to faith (original image: Fred First)

He has been featured in Michael Pollan‘s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma and the recent movies Food Inc. and Fresh.

In a talk given this past Spring at Patrick Henry College Salatin sounds a prophetic challenge to American Christians embroiled in Left-Right politics to go beyond the inconsistencies of narrowly focused advocacy – to join the fight for the future of agriculture in our country as a means to enact a more faithful witness.

Salatin’s sense of urgency serves as a wake up call for Christians to begin embracing a more theologically holistic view of the world and a more sacred view of both eating and farming as environmentally, socially and spiritually transformative acts. This may be one of the most important messages you will hear if you have been wondering about the link between culture, agriculture, food and Christian faith. An absolute must listen for all Christians who eat or grow food (which is all of us).

Audio Run Time: 1 Hour and 33 Minutes (work it into your schedule – it is worth it!)

Thanks to Front Porch Republic for allowing us to repost this important message here on the Sustainable Traditions blogazine.

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Joel Salatin- Food: The Cornerstone of Christian Credibility