Pastures and Pastors: Theology in the Paddock
October 14, 2017, 1:00pm:
Don’t take the title too seriously. The pastures are open to everyone. At the farm we kinda buy into the idea of the “priesthood of all believers,” so if you an pastor, elder, deacon, or just have an interest in how agriculture influences the Hebrew and Christian text, this is for you!
We recognize most of us live in an urban-suburban society, and few of us have the opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle which our our ancestors took for normal. Much of our theology is rural and agriculturally based, yet most of us obtain a theological education without ever entering the paddock and experiencing the chicken, hog, sheep, goat, or cow.
This day is an introduction soil, plants, and animals and how they might have been considered when they were used in the storytelling of the Hebrew and Christian texts. Cost is $10/person.
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Wild Horse Theology
April 21, 2017, 9:00am:
Theology is often a conversation of the intellect and often inside a building. Wild Horse theology opens you to the sweeping space of the reservation, bidding forth organic theological wonderment. Spend a few hours in the reaches of the reservation visiting an area where horses have recently visited. Participants will have time to reflect, journal, and embody the experience. Afterward, folk will have an opportunity to converse on what they noticed, learned, or considered. We will gather at 9:00am, have dinner at half past noon, and head for the barn at 2pm. Cost is $10/person and $20/family + $2/person over two (for the meal.)
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In need of a Summer service project for your organization? JustLiving Farm has a foodbank garden needing weeding and harvesting regularly, as well as many maintenance projects during every season . If you or your group would like to lend a hand with the garden, maintenance, repair, or a new project, please contact dave@justlivingfarm. Stay tuned for additional volunteer opportunities.
Fall Roundup BBQ
October 21, 2017
Looking toward winter and wrapping up fall. No better time roundup neighbors and friends to sit down and have a meal! A great time to visit the farm, walk around, and consider how you might engage in farm justice. At the very least, have a farm grown hamburger or zucchini! Contact us to let us know you are interested in coming to our Fall Roundup BBQ!
Film Screening: who are my people?
Join us November 10, 2017 for a screening of Who Are My People? “Who Are My People?” depicts how the world’s energy firms like Solar Millennium, meet their match in a small group of Native American elders, in the Mojave desert. “Who Are My People?” is a documentary film on the current and controversial topic of the build out of large solar renewable plants in the deserts of the West. “Who Are My People?” pays homage to a previous generation and attracts those with memories of why the environment is important. Join us for a evening conversation on how green energy is not always the best energy for all.
Film Screening: The Doctrine of Discovery: In the Name of Christ
Looking for a conversation starter for Thanksgiving? Join us November 2017 for a screening of Doctrine of Discovery: In the Name of Christ. This 43-minute documentary breaks the Doctrine of Discovery down into three sections which can be used for discussion starters at home, work, or in place of faith: History of the Doctrine of Discovery and its basis in Christian theology and scripture; Living the Doctrine of Discovery; Undoing the Doctrine of Discovery. Join us for an evening of thought and conversation.
Wandering the Text
Wandering the Text is an opportunity to spend four winter evenings exploring and conversing on ancient texts. Each night a theologian will present one text from their heritage/faith with a critical eye towards biblical criticism/text of faith (e.g., narrative, textual, source, postmodernist), and the texts Sitz im Leben (life setting of the text).
Wandering the Text is open to all folk (laity and clergy) who are interested in delving into scripture, welcoming challenge, and robust conversation.
The evenings for 2017-2018 are November 09, December 14, January 18, and February 15. Each evening begins at 6pm and lasts until roughly 7:30 (even with great and dynamic conversation we will end by 8pm). Folk are welcome to bring something to eat or drink. Our 2017-2018 Dates and theologians are:
Grief In the Holidays: a gathering to navigate grief in the holiday season
Watch for our announcement for places and time for this workshop in the Autumn of 2017. This is workshop is a time of understanding unique aspects of grief during the fall and winter holidays. While this is a special time of year, it also a time when we miss our people who are no longer with us. Come for a time of learning how to live well during the holidays.