A sermon preached at the July 18, 2017 service at Irvine United Congregational Church (IUCC) in Irvine, California:
Student commencement speech, delivered at the 2017 Claremont School of Theology Commencement:
Originally published on the Marsh Vocation Blog, a publication by the interns in the Marsh Associate internship program at Boston University’s March Chapel.
This past summer, I attended the Wild Goose Festival, a progressive Christian festival that happens in the mountains of rural North Carolina. There were many interesting things that happened, including cornbread communion, moonshine mass, and an event called “Beer ‘n’ Hymns.” But the one I want to talk about tonight was called “The Body and the Earth.”
It was a panel with speakers who do work with gardening and farming ministries. One woman was the leader of a farm called The Lord’s Acre. The Lord’s Acre is a community project where volunteers grow organic produce for those in need in the community–a beautiful concept.