God in the Garden: Earthy Encounters with Food and Faith

Posted on August 21, 2015 by PLT Staff

Claire Hitchins’ final paper reflecting on her PLT summer internship at Shalom Farms in 2012. For more information on the Summer Internship in Lived Theology, click here.

Excerpt: “In my work with Shalom Farms this summer, I truly experienced Creation as a feast, a bountiful harvest, to be shared in the great community of all creatures. Farming is a wonderful way to learn about the abundance of Creation and the radical generosity of the Creator. From the miraculous fertility of soil and the experience of being fed by the earth, to the humble and noble task of feeding another and the joy of sharing a meal, everything in these life-sustaining processes of sacrifice and gift point to God’s loving provision for His creatures.”

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