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Online Thoughts

I’m going to use this site as place to think out loud and share some thoughts as I progress through my Doctor of Ministry program at Erskine Theological Seminary. 75 more words


Rooted: The Christian's Place

by John Ellis

My family and I live in the DC area. Our house is approximately a mile and a half from the Pentagon and about five miles from the U.S. 2,607 more words

Christian Life

Farm Robots and Farm Workers

A report on a machine “hell bent on replacing people in the fields” — Strawberry-Picking Robots Will Definitely Take Your Job. Not your job, of course, but that of the strawberry-pickers and other farm works replaced by similar machines. 70 more words

America The Beautiful

Farming as Ministry

At least four times during the past year ministry colleagues who serve in different parts of the state have asked me how retirement is going. This happened again yesterday while I attended The Bishops Day of Prayer in Birmingham.  736 more words


Candlemas – A historical and cultural consideration

“February Second, Candlemas Day!
Half your wood, and half your hay!
Half the Winter has passed away,
We’ll eat our supper by the light of day!”

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The Call, Column 86 - 'Do Not Store Up Treasures Upon the Earth'

(December 10, 2017)

The Urban Farmer

‘Do Not Store Up Treasures Upon The Earth’

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing some serious cleaning. I’ve purged everything from clothes to extra project materials, from electronic equipment to the always-present “knick-knacks” – objects that tend not to be particularly useful, yet that I somehow can’t bring myself to part with. 1,376 more words

The World

The Call, Column 84 - Lessons Learned Amongst the Cold Tomatoes

(November 12, 2017)

The Urban Farmer

Lessons Learned Amongst the Cold Tomatoes

It was 6:30am, and my hands were absolutely freezing. I was bundled up, sure, but my hoodie and bare fingers were no match for the early-morning dew and near-freezing temperature. 954 more words

The World