Tag Archives: Wendell Berry

Completing Capitalism

What is business about anyway? What is its point? Most of ten years ago I was invited to a breakfast with two executives from the Mars Corp who wanted to talk about an idea. We began with what seemed a … more »

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Where Human Beings Love to Live

“I choose not to walk by it….”  Ashley Marsh, Opelika, Alabama, 21st-century “Having heard all of this, you may choose to look the other way…but you can never again say that you did not know.”  William Wilberforce, London, England, 18th-century … more »

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Wendell Berry Can Make Us More Human

Christine Caine’s sermon Dark Moments of Our Life in summary says this: we’re too small to outthink God, but within our ‘snap and upload’ culture we often believe that we can bypass the ‘darkroom of life’ where we are put … more »

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Fighting Life’s Small Battles with Wendell Berry

It seems for most of my life that I’ve been surrounded by friends who are superhero movie connoisseurs. While I find these movies to be entertaining and impressively produced, I am often left wanting. I fail to see how I … 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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With Jimmy and Louise in Stuarts Draft

When I was a child I was lucky enough to have two sets of incredible grandparents who lived less than two hours away. My mother’s parents, Jimmy and Louise, lived in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in … more »

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A Meditation on Excess Productivity: Great Gifts, Stewarded Badly

Genesis 3: 14-20 describes the curse that befalls creation after Adam and Eve have disobeyed God in the garden. We then hear the stories of their descendants and the story of the Flood before we end up at the tower … 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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Baling Twine and Wendell Berry Too

We were walking through the pastures of his farm, and he gave a distinctive whistle; a quarter mile away I could see their heads move, then slowly the big horses began to trot their way towards their friend, Wendell Berry. … 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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