- Going Local
Videos from around the web on embodied whole-life Christian faith, social justice, intentional/sustainable living and more.
By Jason Fowler on 04/23/2011
Another great video from 100Huntley.com featuring N.T. (Tom) Wright, leading New Testament scholar and former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England, discussing the resurrection of Jesus and how the early Christian community differed from other failed messianic movements…
By Jason Fowler on 04/19/2011
Jesus is The Passover Lamb for all who would partake. As John Mark McMillan sings: “On Friday a thief, On Sunday a King, Laid down in grief, But awoke with keys, Of Hell on that day, The first born of the slain, The Man Jesus Christ, Laid death in his grave…
By Jason Fowler on 04/11/2011
Out of this struggle to continually choose sacrificial love we are reminded that it is not idealism or politically-inspired activism but humble submission to the Holy Spirit through whom we can say, like the ancient Hebrew psalmist-king David, “o my soul, faint not, no faint not | o my soul, keep up, up in love”…
By Jason Fowler on 03/27/2011
“Farmageddon exposes the battle over food rights in America. Farmer’s and consumers start food co-ops and buying clubs or homesteads, and then are shut down by the government in the name of food safety.”
By Jason Fowler on 03/06/2011
Let Claudio inspire you as well -as you conspire ways to “do small things with great love” in your neighborhood that model and embody GOD’s redemption and reconciliation…
Posted in Heroes and Prophets, Justice, Videos | Tagged christian faith, Christianity, Claudio Oliver, Creation Care, DIY, do it yourself, Gospel, holiness, Jesus, Justice, justice, missional living, Poverty, recycling, soap, soapmaking, Sustainability, sustainability and faith | 2 Responses
By Jason Fowler on 03/06/2011
One of my favorite (and the most fun) sustainable agriculture experiments that I have heard of is Wicked Delicate’s film and food project: Truck Farm- which is a “mobile community farm, a documentary about urban agriculture and – a public art and education project.”
Posted in Food & Agriculture, Videos, Voice of One Calling | Tagged agriculture, city farming, community farming in the city, community-reliant living, farming, food, foodie films, Gardening, local food, local food movement, localism, self-reliant city living, self-reliant living, Sustainable Agriculture, urban agriculture, urban farming, urban gardening, urban homestead, urban homesteaders, urban homesteading | 3 Responses
By Jason Fowler on 03/04/2011
Rising to meet the needs of local food banks, their own members and as a means of outreach to their communities- many congregations are taking the idea of local, sustainably raised food and cultivating the land as a means to enact the Gospel and the Kingdom love of Jesus….
Posted in Food & Agriculture, Videos | Tagged agriculture, Christian faith and gardening, church-based community gardens, community gardens, faith-based community gardens, Gardening, gardening as mission, going back to the land, Joseph's Gardens, justice, local food, Missional Church, missional living, Poverty, urban farming, victory gardens | 3 Responses
By Jason Fowler on 01/17/2011
Why are the local churches in America the last place to see racial reconciliation- even in 2011? Author, farmer, activist and “renegade Baptist preacher” Will Campbell talks candidly about racism and the church (a clip from EthicsDaily’s DVD ‘Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism‘).
Posted in Community and Ecclesia, Justice, Society and Culture, Videos | Tagged Christianity, church, church culture, culture, ecclesia, Martin Luther King Jr, racial reconciliation, racism, racism and the church, religion, Will Campbell | Leave a response
By Jason Fowler on 01/16/2011
This is a powerful series of short videos featuring Alan Hirsch, missiologist, a key figure in the missional church movement and author of Untamed: Reactivating A Missional Form of Discipleship, The Forgotten Ways and other books. Be warned- you may start asking dangerous questions after watching these…
Posted in Theology, Videos | Tagged Alan Hirsch, church, communitas, Community and Ecclesia, contextual missions, culture, ecclesiology, Jesus, leadership, Misseo Dei, mission, missional, movements, Theology, VERGE, video | 2 Responses
By Jason Fowler on 01/09/2011
Viv Grigg talks about how cooperative economics can be central to a more radical and embodied Christian discipleship. What is so disturbing about Viv’s word is that it challenges many of our preconceived notions about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in America and the Western world..
Posted in Videos, Voice of One Calling | Tagged alternative economy, Christian discipleship, christian faith, Christianity, cooperative economics, economics, God's Economy, money, The Work of the People, video, Viv Grigg | 4 Responses