The Gardeners’ Dirty Hands
Beginning this Wednesday, you can participate in a five-part series on The Gardeners’ Dirty Hands: Environmental Politics & Christian Ethics. These will be 30-minute sessions, and we’ll go through the book one chapter at a time with a few brief overview comments from me and then Q&A/discussion.
Pass this along to anyone else who may be interested.
This quote struck a chord on Facebook last week.
Do you agree? Disagree? Why?
I won’t share all my thoughts on this quote here, and it’s certainly points to something more demanding than simply calling out injustice. But I’ll point out, with regard to the first and last sentences, that the Westminster Larger Catechism reads as follows:
Q. 145. What are the sins forbidden in the ninth commandment? A. The sins forbidden in the ninth commandment [include]… undue silence in a just cause, and holding our peace when iniquity calleth for either a reproof from ourselves, or complaint to others....
Most of what I’ve written during the pandemic hasn’t been about the pandemic, and I agree with those folks who’ve said that the best work to come out of this moment likely won’t be the work that takes the pandemic head on. Nevertheless, I’ll share here three things I’ve written about the pandemic.
Last week, I recommended Justice Songs by The Porter’s Gate for a while. This week, they released Lament Songs. Give the album a listen.
A simple recipe for tasty potatoes that I prepared alongside brats for the family. (From Sam Sifton’s terrific cookbook, See You on Sunday.)
A tip: Make this recipe with duck fat, instead of canola or grapeseed oil. Trying that was a sort of homage to Hot Doug’s (RIP), and it worked like a charm.
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