Princeton Theological Seminary’s Farminary was recently featured in Modern Farmer with an in-depth article from author/speaker (and PTS student) Jeff Chu titled “Finding Faith on the Farm.”
[Dr. Nathan] Stucky, a former farm kid, founded the Farminary in 2015. The syllabi for his first courses combined the Bible’s rich buffet—God’s provision of manna to the Israelites, Jesus’ miraculous feeding of 5,000—with writings of Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry, that sage and patron saint of hipster Christians with back-to-the- land aspirations…
We traveled to a North Carolina farm where slaves’ and sharecroppers’ descendants were reexamining their complicated relationships with agriculture. We Skyped with Yale theologian Willie Jennings, who urged us to contemplate how colonialism has severed so many peoples’ ties to the land…
“Look for signs of resurrection,” Stucky said one afternoon while we turned compost.
It’s a beautiful essay, combining theological reflection with astute observation.
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