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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

Abundance within limits

In any consideration of agrarianism, this issue of limitation is critical. Agrarian farmers see, accept, and live within their limits. They understand and agree to the proposition that there is “this much and no more.” Everything that happens on an agrarian farm is determined or conditioned by the understanding that there is only so much land, so much water in the cistern, so much hay in the barn, so much corn in the crib, so much firewood in the shed, so much food in the cellar or freezer, so much strength in the back and arms — and no more.

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The Faith and Fortitude of Farmers

“Moreover, the farmer is in a very special sense made to see his dependence upon God from season to season. He is never done; his labour is never ending, still beginning; and his hopes are never all fulfilled. 494 more words


Agrarian crisis on Ngram

I will resume blogging after September 15, but I wanted to share an impressive graph from Ngram. I checked distribution of the terms “Agrarkrise” and “Preisschere” over time. 253 more words

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