June 10, 2017

The Community Building in Walthill on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska was quickly filling with youngsters coming for something fun to do during the hot summer days between the last and first day of school.  Close to a dozen white Americans and Canadians were happily-...

May 9, 2017

**For the last several weeks I have been exploring how the idea of growing zones in Permaculture farming could help us reimagine the way in which we participate in the mission of God. I introduced the metaphor in Part 1.  In Part 2 I talked about Zone 0; in Part 3...

March 16, 2017

In my first blog in this series I introduced the idea that Permaculture farming offers us a helpful metaphor when thinking about Christian mission. One of the guiding principles of Permaculture is to plant the things that require the most tending closer to your home an...

March 6, 2017

A few months ago I was talking with my friend Jonathan Dodd (Keipos.org) about farming and mission.  Something that I've long believed about Christian missions is that, by and large, the Church has it backwards.  Mission is something we do "over there" while we tend to...

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