The thing that I learned from my time working at the Justice Department is that good policy and making good policy takes time. It takes thoughtfulness. It takes deliberation. It's not crafted in late-night tweets.
Refugia are places where we are content to be small for a while. To wait, to be quiet, to practice simple virtues like hospitality and empathy. To build capacity on a small scale to prepare us for regrowth.
You're at the intersection there of sky and light and water and earth. You're in the four elements; they're right there at the shore with you. And I think that kind of magic is what has always drawn people here.
It's... loss. It really is. It's the sense that we are losing our biological richness. It's disappearing before our eyes. And if there are people that care about it, within a generation it becomes a memory, in the next generation it becomes an abstraction.
Journalist and recent seminary grad Jeff Chu ponders the intersection of theology and farming, then describes the Evolving Faith Conference and other places of healing and fresh imagination for people who are, for whatever reason, feeling on the margins of the church.
Listen now In this episode, Christina Edmondson--Dean for Intercultural Student Development at Calvin University and co-host of the Truth’s Table podcast--reflects on the potential for refugia on college campuses. We also consider the virtues and difficulties of virtual refugia. For more background... Dr. Christina Edmondson…