Life, Faith and Urban Farming

The life and happenings of an unconventional pastor and urban farmer living in the city with a family of five.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

A Paragraph In Which I Tell You What I'm Writing a Book About...

Heres another short snippet from the first chapter of the book I'm working on. I wanted to post something that summed up what the whole of the book might get into. 

As we enter into this new millennium humanity is faced with the greatest global crisis we’ve ever experienced. The days of wondering if we should talk about climate change, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and food justice in the church are over. As the years go by and the crisis becomes more felt and more obvious around the world the conversation has finally begun. But are we too late? In order to continue as a species we must remake civilization, rarely are we willing to admit that this movement is calling for something so huge. Humanity cannot survive in a world that is four degrees Celsius warmer than it was at the start of the industrial revolution, and the church cannot survive it’s silence in the face of such distinct a crisis. Human beings have created this ecological crisis, there have been even more dramatic crises in earth’s history, but this one is ours, created by our species and only solvable by our species. 

Ok, so it's about the massive problem of climate change that we all face, and addressing it as the people of God. But there's going to be a lot of story telling, a lot about the countercultural joys of growing food, a lot about permaculture and people, and some bible stuff too : ) 

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