The Law of Love (Leviticus 19 The New Testament Remix)

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I began looking at Leviticus 19 a couple weeks ago in terms of its original context. This is part two in which I hope to draw some important connections with the New Testament, in particular Jesus and Paul. Because of the scope of what I’m trying to cover, I will conclude with a post connecting […]















The Ego and the Eco

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The Humanure Handbook has a short-ish chapter entitled “Deep Shit” that touches on the convergence of humanure and spirituality. The author begins with a story about an invitation to speak at a convent. He was surprised that more than just composting the nuns were interested in humanure. “Somehow, I couldn’t imagine standing in a room […]















I’ll Fly Away: Why Caring for the Earth Matters for Eternity

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Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt My economist friend recently commented that while he certainly believed that we were called as Christians to care for the earth, this was somewhat akin to polishing the Titanic (apologies for any liberties my paraphrase took with the actual comment). At some time in the future God is going […]















Exorcising Material Possession

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I realize my last post did not directly address some questions asked about the notion of “absolute ownership” and “fraudulent autonomy.” I think the answers are inherent in the biblical idea of economics based on right relationship to the land and each other. However, I will try to spell out clearly to what I think […]















Is This Missions?

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“What exactly will you be doing in Bolivia?” We’ve gotten that question often in the last couple months and still get it here in Bolivia. First, I’ll explain then wrestle with whether or not this is missions. The Job We will be working with Low German Mennonites (LGM) in Bolivia on development issues and improving […]















The Long and Short of It

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I would like to take some time to connect some of these dots for us, then share with you about the work at the World Hunger Farm and finally ask what this means for Meadow Oaks and what God is doing in this place. … We haven’t always known quite how it was going to work out, but again and again God has been faithful to provide for us and confirmed this calling through words of encouragement and reminders that this was for real.