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Food and Faith

A Journey Beyond the Horizon

This coming Sunday, I will serve as guest preacher to two yoked congregations in a Northern California farming community. I’m a city girl. This is only my second season of gardening (and the tomatoes are coming on very nicely, thank…

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How Much is Enough?

The suggested Lectionary reading for this coming Sunday is Luke 12: 13-21 – a teaching on Greed. Someone approaches Jesus asking for assistance with a family dispute. Jesus refuses to act as judge but turns the request around into a…

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Farm Bill Tuesday: House Aftermath

Two multimedia pieces dealing with the complexity of the Farm Bill in the wake of the House vote last week. First, from today’s New York Times, an article and slideshow dealing with food aid called “Corn That Never Came.” And…

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Still Waiting on Reform

Here is a wonderful (yet sad) editorial from today’s NY Times on what happened in the House with the Farm Bill. The Fairness in Farm and Food Policy Amendment was defeated Thursday night by a vote of 117-309. And the…

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Luke, Jesus, and Dinner

We are in the third year of the three year Revised Lectionary Cycle, which means we are deep in the Gospel of Luke. There is a lot of food in Luke. From the opening page where the baby Jesus is…

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A Mid East Peace for the Mid West

Huh? Yep. Reducing farm subsidies is a complicated process and the Wall Street Journal gets it right when they compare it to brokering peace in the Arab-Israeli conflict. We need more brave souls to join those in Congress who are…

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Independence

Landon Whitsitt is a pastor from Kansas City and a wanna-be gardener . He and his wife, Jerilyn, co-author the blog grow. eat. laugh. love., which chronicles their journey to living a new food lifestyle. This article is cross-posted there….

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