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Missio on Just Economics: Angry

Nehemiah got angry. He got angry when he heard the outcry and words of the people. Often in Christian circles, anger is seen as a sinful emotion. Sometimes it seems that any emotion outside of joy, happiness, and trust is … more »

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Missio on Just Economics (Nehemiah 5)

After the Babylonian exile, a small contingent of Judeans returned to the land of Israel, but their initial efforts at rebuilding the nation were spotty and relatively unsuccessful.  Over the following decades, God raised up leaders to inspire and guide … more »

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Missio on Loving the City: Still Looking Towards Home

Jeremiah 29 calls us to seek the welfare of the country (or the whole earth) because we will prosper if our land prospers. Human flourishing fulfills that mandate. We are called not to abandon the physical in order to pursue … more »

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Conversations With Consequences

Sometimes conversations have consequences. A long time ago, most of 30 years, I met a young man from Richmond, VA, in a summer study program on the Chesapeake Bay. Set on a beautiful old farm near St. Michaels, we called … more »

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Learning about Life from Wendell Berry

Meant to be. Supposed to be. Ought to be. In the culture of whatever, those are contentious words. Sometimes and some places they are fighting words. “How would you possibly know? No one knows. And anyone who thinks they do … more »

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The Way the World’s Supposed to Be

The way the world’s supposed to be. Is there a world like that? Do we know? How would we? What does it mean? These are the greatest questions of life, and ones that we answer very differently, given our deepest … more »

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The Ethics of Buying Squash

We are privileged in terms of being fed – as Americans, we spend a smaller percentage of our incomes on food than citizens of any other developed country. We are blessed with a government that funds research into improving food … more »

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