Rigged Game

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This is a little side track from the main theme of this blog, but it involves my own love for slam poetry and other languages. The 4.6 million English language learners in the United States public school system are in trouble, according to poet Dylan Garity. Calling them “good organs in a sick body,” he […]















How to Start a Business When You Don’t Believe in Capitalism

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Not too long ago I posted on the facebook, “I don’t even really believe in capitalism, but I feel like an official business since I paid quarterly sales tax for the first time today.” For those not aware after our family was deported from Bolivia, I started a small business called Edible Lawns. The business […]















Begging the Question

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So, the idea for this blog came out of my quest for what to do with my life after seminary. The title is just a clever and catchy way to get at the main theme of this blog, food and theology. As I have unpacked this silly little question it seems to have sometimes taken […]















Affluenza: Treatment

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The third part of the book Affluenza explores the idea that consumerism is a disease in terms of its treatment. While I have some reservations and criticisms, which I will address at the end, the authors put their finger on some very important issues and ways to change our consumer culture. Aspirin and Chicken Soup: […]















The Presence of Absence

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This poem is too short to quote from and make any sense. So, I will quote the whole thing. “The Want of Peace” from Openings (1968) by Wendell Berry All goes back to the earth, and so I do not desire pride of excess or power, but the contentments made by men who have had […]















Small Is Beautiful: The Modern World

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Not only is small beautiful, but old is beautiful too (see Old is the New New). Schumacher wrote his classic Small is Beautiful in 1975, but it still rings true and continues to speak prophetically to our modern context. His book is divided into four sections: 1) The Modern World 2) Resources 3) Development and […]















Collapse: It’s the End of the World As We Know It and I Feel Fine

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One of my favorite parts of Jarrod Diamond’s book, Collapse, was the final section where he takes on many of the most commonly heard one liner arguments against any impending collapse: “The environment has to be balanced against the economy”Diamond says that this is exactly backwards; I agree. Environmental problems are very costly, but our […]















Weekly Farm Update

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This has been one of the longest weeks in recent memory. The changes for our family have been huge and, so far, rewarding. The two things that have really hit home this week are that 1) life on the farm does not fit my boxes and 2) life on the farm is slow. Life on […]















Food For Thought And Action

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A new curriculum created by Michael Pollan on food sovereignty is now available Food for Thought and Action: A Food Sovereignty Curriculum. Here’s the blurb about it: The food sovereignty movement is an exciting grassroots movement that has developed internationally in response to the havoc wrought by the current food system, which has left nearly […]