Tag Archives: Wendell Berry

Architecture as Peacemaking

Every summer, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) brings together practitioners from around the world interested in augmenting their training in peace and conflict transformation. This year, a new course was offered on architecture and … more »

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When “Is” is not “Ought”

We are, in the words of David Dark, artisans of the possible – hopeful for what could and should be in the world.[1] We’re uncomfortable with the status quo and understand the responsibility of cultural renewal. Sounds nice, but how … more »

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To the Farm: Observations of a Life at Epiphanytide

The day after Christmas, I visited my former roommate Alan Groff. This visit to Washington State was long due, as I had not seen him for over many years. I flew to Seattle, rented a car, and set on a … more »

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Four Precious Words

Here are four words that have become precious to me: stewardship, neighborhood, economy, and vocation. As a pastor, I’ve spent a lot of time through the years teaching about stewardship. When narrowly defined, stewardship is often thought of as referring … more »

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Practice Resurrection

Last week Missio curated a set of posts around Wendell Berry’s phrase, “practice resurrection.” While enigmatic, practicing resurrection is part of our calling as Christians. Christ’s resurrection bids us to act as signs and tastes of God’s promised resurrection of all things. … more »

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A Sense of Place in Globalization

Recently, I was talking with a Pastor friend at a coffee shop about the importance of a “sense of place” in a globalizing world. This is particularly relevant in Washington, DC, where many of our friends are frequently absent, “off … more »

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