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When I was a volunteer at Koinonia Farm in Georgia, they had a small vineyard. The farm supervisor hired local workers to pick grapes. The work was hard, and would begin early in the day, to get as much picking done before the heat and humidity really set in. There was another reason to begin […]
Last week I mentioned I returned this summer to Koinonia, a farm near Plains, Georgia. I lived and worked there as a volunteer almost 30 years ago. One of the founders of this Christian intentional community was Clarence Jordan. He was a Southern Baptist preacher, but was eventually removed from membership in that denomination because […]
One enormous privilege of my recent sabbatical was the opportunity to travel, especially when it meant returning to places that have been important in my formation as a person of faith. In late June I was about 90 minutes south of Atlanta, on a farm near Plains, Georgia. I lived and worked there as a […]