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By Jason Fowler on 11/03/2012
I hope for days of peace but I have greater hope in seeing a people rise up who are set like anchors and shining beacons amidst the whirlwind. If we are willing GOD will use us to establish ‘villages’ and ‘cities’ of refuge for many in need of shelter…
Posted in Voice of One Calling | Tagged agrarianism, christian faith, cities of refuge, creation, economic collapse, Homesteading, Intentional Community, Jesus, Theology, theology of the heart, villages of GOD | Leave a response
By Pam Fowler on 07/04/2012
We were blessed with having power restored on Saturday, so we ended up with six families here on the farm…May GOD give us the grace to move from independence to interdependence…
Posted in Community and Ecclesia, Features, Learning As We Go | Tagged christian community, Community and Ecclesia, community-reliance, ecclesia, independence, Intentional Community, interdependence, missional living, neighborhood, parish, resilient communities, self-reliance, self-reliant living, sustainable community, Sustainable Living | Leave a response
By Ragan Sutterfield on 01/19/2012
A woman’s body is not her own, a babies body is not her own…a man’s body is not his own—they are interconnected in a network of gifts—internal and external to the body. The human person is not private property…it is a commonwealth…
Posted in Agrarian Notebook, Features | Tagged belonging, commonwealth, Community and Ecclesia, economy, family, health, household, Intentional Community, membership, shalom, Wendell Berry | 1 Response
By Tom Sine on 01/10/2012
“We have the opportunity to imagine a spectrum of new communities where, as the followers of Jesus, we can create new ways to be a difference and make a difference”…for times like these.
Posted in Community and Ecclesia, Features, Money & Economics | Tagged christian community, christian living, Community and Ecclesia, economic crisis, Intentional Christian Community, Intentional Community, new economics, New Monasticism | Leave a response
By Jason Fowler on 08/31/2011
All communities are formed ultimately in their underwear. Until you get to that place of exposure, shock, and acceptance you are not really community. In his book Life Together, Dietrich Bonheoffer called it the shock of disillusionment…
By Melody Adele Connally on 06/06/2011
People want to know if, and how, householding can be possible….Paul gives the believers in Ephesus some directions about walking in love as the new community in Christ, and I believe householding is successful when we acknowledge our families as christian communities.
Posted in Community and Ecclesia, Features, Home and Family | Tagged communal living, family, generational living, householding, Intentional Christian Community, Intentional Community, New Monasticism, sharehousing | 2 Responses
By Melody Adele Connally on 06/02/2011
These family and community clusters are really, in the context of history and geography, the most normal way for humans to live. So why does it seem so weird to move in with family?…
Posted in Community and Ecclesia, Features, Home and Family | Tagged communal living, family, generational living, householding, Intentional Christian Community, Intentional Community, New Monasticism, sharehousing | 4 Responses
By Ragan Sutterfield on 04/09/2010
I have heard people, mostly of my grandparents’ generation, talk of neighboring together. For them neighboring meant forming a cooperative relationship—a space of care.
Posted in Agrarian Notebook, Community and Ecclesia, Features | Tagged Backpacking, Community and Ecclesia, cooperative living, David Orr, Intentional Christian Community, Intentional Community, Neighboring, one-anothering, Simplicity, Sustainability | 3 Responses
By Pam Fowler on 11/25/2009
I was just watching the Tri Robinson video about his root cellar that lead me to his homestead blog and found myself feeling a deep longing to live the life I feel called to–one of production not just consumption; one of simplicity and connection to this earth; one of real community and fellowship.