Reflections this Advent: A Light Blooms from the Rich Soil of the Darkness

This reflection was originally posted in the monthly Bartimeaus Cooperative Ministries’ e-newsletter. “The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for more »

“ ‘An Actual Earth of Value’ or, Food that Matters”

A guest essay by Samuel Thomas, Cal Lutheran professor of Religion and our Board Chair (for more info. http://www.callutheran.edu/schools/cas/faculty_profile.php?minor_id=32&profile_id=219) In the words of a good friend and colleague of mine, my last Bible and Interpretation editorial constituted a good old-fashioned “Isaianic smack-down” of self-aggrandizing, dishonest hypocrites (“Knowledge and Wisdom in more »