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A Call to A New Way of Life
We live in a time of great change. And yet the Gospel of the Kingdom that Jesus preached, lived, and invites us into today, is eternal and unchanging. Sustainable Traditions is an exploration of the eternal lifeways and wisdom that is found in a whole-life devotion to the resurrected Jesus and His here-now/coming-soon Kingdom. This is a broad conversation – because our faith touches on every aspect of our human life. This conversation includes both heaven and earth – the theological and the practical – because belief and action cannot be separated. We are journeying towards holy community and the outworking of God’s love that calls us all out of pride and self-absorbed living. Jesus calls us to a new life. What does the outworking of this new life look like – within the crumbling walls of modern faith – and in the streets and fields of the world?
We can think of community gardening in two ways. The first is the traditional one where we grow vegetables to nurture healthy bodies. The second is a metaphorical one where we grow relationships to nurture a healthy community.read more
If John Wesley were alive today, he would no doubt be a passionate and energetic ally of the food movement. And from his teachings, writings and example, it is possible to discern and articulate a Wesleyan food ethic that can inform and benefit his spiritual descendants in today’s food movement…read more
How would you treat a gift that was custom designed for you? What should mankind’s response be to God’s work of creation?read more
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.read more
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.read more
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…read more
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.read more
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!read more
All of creation sprang forth from a perfect fellowship characterized by UNITY, LOVE, CREATIVITY, LIFE, DEPENDENCE, REJOICING and GLORY!read more
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.read more
We are missing something fundamental in how we think about and practice meat eating. A lost agrarian skill – killing chickens – connects life and death.read more
Planted is a fascinating and enjoyable read…with an important message to embody our discipleship to Jesus in lived community and creation care.read more